A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championships. Written by
They Turned a Tragedy Into a Triumph.
8 December 2009 (USA)
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Was filmed April-June 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was set to be theatrically released in early 2009, but due to the financial troubles of the Weinstein Company, it will see a straight-to-DVD release on February 9, 2010. See more
It is unlikely that John Ehret High School or the cities that it serves (Harvey, Marrero, and Westwego) were flooded during Hurricane Katrina. Ehert is on the West Bank on the Mississippi River (to the south of New Orleans) in Jefferson Parish. Most of the flooding from Katrina occurred in New Orleans proper (Orleans Parish), in St. Bernard Parish to the city's southeast, and in the East Bank sections of Jefferson Parish to the city's west. Most of the West Bank was unaffected by flooding. See more