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The fascinating complexity of high school debate gives way to a portrait of the equally complex racial... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Samuel Alito ... Samuel Alito
Louis Blackwell ... Louis Blackwell
Jon Bruschke ... Jon Bruschke
Matthew Edwards ... Matthew Edwards
Richard Funches ... Richard Funches
Sam Iola ... Sam Iola
Juan Williams ... Juan Williams
David Wiltz ... David Wiltz

Directed by
Greg Whiteley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Greg Whiteley 

Produced by
Brad Barber .... associate producer
Mark Clark .... executive producer
Sarah J. Clark .... executive producer
Tiffany Haynes .... associate producer
Lisa Vick Kraus .... executive producer
Peter Kraus .... executive producer
Marc Stanley .... executive producer
Wendy Stanley .... executive producer
Liz Water .... executive producer
Andy Waters .... executive producer
Erin Jeanne Whiteley .... associate producer
Greg Whiteley .... producer
Cinematography by
Tristan Whitman 
Film Editing by
Brad Barber 
Tom Runquist 
Greg Whiteley 
Production Management
Tom Runquist .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Brett Hinton .... sound re-recording mixer
Joshua Wilkinson .... sound
Visual Effects by
Sean Donnelly .... animator
Betty Kim .... graphic design and animation
Rudy Manning .... graphic design and animation
Jahow Yang .... graphic design and animation
Camera and Electrical Department
Brad Barber .... additional camera operator
Seth Gordon .... additional camera operator
Charles Haine .... additional camera operator
Erik Olson .... additional camera operator
Chinkara Singh .... additional camera operator
Greg Whiteley .... additional camera operator
Animation Department
Abbey Luck .... animator
Editorial Department
Matt Danciger .... on-line editor
Erin Fox .... assistant editor
Michael Garber .... color corrector
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Morgan R. Stiff .... assistant editor (as M.R. Stiff)
Music Department
Rob Kaplan .... music supervisor
Craig Romney .... music supervisor
Other crew
Winston Emano .... publicist
David Magdael .... publicist
Jason Whiteley .... legal services
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language and teen smoking
USA:91 min


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I'm Stunned by Jim Crotty's Comments, Whiteley's Movie is a Rare Gem, 21 August 2007
Author: jrwcal2001 from United States

I am stunned at the comment about this movie posted by Jim Crotty. Has he even seen this film? I have and I can say it is pure genius . . . not even close to the knock-off that Crotty makes it out to be. Whiteley earned his street cred with the thoroughly original New York Doll (Sundance) and has outdone himself with his latest documentary, which has received glowing reviews (Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and Cinema Without Borders to name a few).

In Resolved, Whiteley uses high school debate—a world that is fascinating in its own right—as a vehicle to explore the equally fascinating lives of a handful of kids who participate in debate. The struggles (with life in general and with the debate community) of two inner city debaters from Long Beach Jordan High School are the heart of the film. Has Crotty even met these kids? If he claims that Whiteley stole his idea to follow these two kids, then he might have a point but his posting seems to suggest that he thinks he has a monopoly on documentaries about inner-city kids that debate, which is a truly audacious claim.

It does seem coincidental that Whiteley also named his pic Resolved but, as a former debater, this shouldn't surprise anyone since, as I recall, the first word spoken in every high school debate round is "Resolved." There is so much more to Whiteley's film than the name. If Crotty has a great film about debate in the works, I would love to see it and am not terribly concerned about what he calls it. As for Whiteley's film, it is as gripping and authentic as they come.

Perhaps we can get Whiteley to chime in on how he arrived at the name?

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