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Woodlawn (2015)

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A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

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Hank
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Tandy Gerelds
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Tony Nathan
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Momma Nathan
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Paul Bryant
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Johnnie
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Junior (as Lance Nichols)
DeVon Franklin ...
Preacher
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Shorty
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Jerry Stearns
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Whitehurst
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Morton
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Jeff Rutledge
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Todd
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A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

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One Hope. One Truth. One Way (John 14:6)

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Rated PG for thematic elements including some racial tension/violence | See all certifications »
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16 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Вудлон  »

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$4,002,226 (USA) (16 October 2015)

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$14,393,862 (USA) (5 February 2016)
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The football scenes were filmed at: the Hueytown football field in Hueytown, Alabama; the Berry Middle School football field in Hoover, Alabama; and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. See more »

Quotes

Tandy Gerelds: Adversity is the crucible for greatness.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Woodlawn (2015) See more »

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Jesus Is Just Alright
Written by Arthur Reynolds
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Woodlawn is quite an inspirational real-life high school football drama
18 October 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

While there is a Woodlawn High School in my town of Baton Rouge, LA, this one is about a Woodlawn in Birmingham, AL, that seemed in danger of closing because of the racial incidents that happened when it was integrated in the early '70s. The coach employs a motivational speaker-played by Sean Astin-to help heal whatever issues the school football players had with each other and it seems to do the trick, especially when one of the black players-Tony Nathan-suddenly becomes very valuable to the team. I'll stop there and just say this is quite an inspirational true-life drama to watch in light of recent racial strife we seem to be going through right now. Oh, and I also liked Jon Voight's playing of legendary Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, as well. So on that note, I recommend Woodlawn.


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