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Undefeated (2011)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Sport | 3 August 2012 (UK)
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Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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A documentary that follows the Manassas Tigers football team, a severely underfunded and underprivileged football team -- who were even hired out as a practice team for more successful schools -- as they reverse their fortunes, thanks to coach Bill Courtney. Written by Kevin Jagernauth

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The game is the easy part.

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$33,165 (USA) (17 February 2012)

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The film was shot with no lighting or boom microphones. The two filmmaker's were the only one's running cameras, besides a some of the games. The camera's used were Panasonic HPX 170's. See more »

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Bill Courtney: The character of a man is not measured in how he handles his wins, but what he does with his failures
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26 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

Sometimes you start a project with a different goal than it eventually ends up to. The filmmakers hit the Jackpot in more than one sense here. On the other hand winning the Oscar might have raised the bar/expectations from people who might have watched this as a normal documentary and therefor might have liked it more.

This documentary sometimes might feel like it lacks the drive Hollywood movies have. But that is because it is real and because everything you see in here is what happened. It still is dramatized, but not to the extent you see in the movies. You also shouldn't forget, that those are not actors, but real people (and please don't confuse real people with "reality TV") doing their thing. The camera is not distracting and the tension is felt throughout.

One really good sport documentary


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