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Pride (2007)

PG | | Drama, Family, Sport | 23 March 2007 (USA)
The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

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Jim Ellis
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Sue Davis
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Bink
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Puddin Head
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Walt
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Willie
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Hakim
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Andre
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Jake (as Scott Reeves)
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Reggie
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Franklin (as Gary Sturgis)
Jesse Moore ...
Artrell (Willie's Father)
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Ophelia (Andre's Mother)
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Race Official (UOFB) (as Tony Bently)
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The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

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There are no shortcuts to a dream. See more »

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Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic material, language including some racial epithets, and violence | See all certifications »

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23 March 2007 (USA)  »

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P.D.R.  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,533,300 (USA) (23 March 2007)

Gross:

$1,373,400 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Trivia

According to his mini-documentary before his stand up special "Laugh At My Pain", actor/comedian Kevin Hart said he was a part of this real swim team in Philadelphia. See more »

Goofs

During the final butterfly event, the digital display shows the order in which the teams finished. A moment later the announcer switches the order of the second and third place teams. See more »

Quotes

Jim Ellis: My life is way too short for me to spend my time around people who don't care about nothin'.
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References Good Times (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

BLOW ME AWAY
Written by Brenton Brown
Performed by Dreamseed
Courtesy of Squeaky Seat Music
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good exposure
24 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am interested to know how involved Coach Ellis was with this film. I am an African-American swimming coach as well; and I am delighted to see Black swimming get this kind of exposure. However, there were some technical aspects of the film relative to the swimming (the order of events, the starter's pistol, the starters command, the coaching instructions) that were not quite accurate.

Also, I thought Cheney State was a historically Black college. How was he the only Black swimmer on the team? I swam on a predominantly Black team during that era. We visited all-white venues. I do not remember any hostility. And we were traveling south of the Philadelphia area. I guess the tension was fictional and for theatrical purposes.

Lastly, the pulling at the heartstrings and tears were a little over the top. I guess the success of Oprah and chick flicks is precipitating this type of genre. I would have appreciated Bernie Mack's humor coming out a little more to balance the crying.


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