On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
At the NFL Draft, General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen through the eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach. Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend on and trust each other.Written by
The football camp, to which the players go, was filmed at Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia. Berry has never had a football team (except for intermural flag football). The quadrangle of buildings, in which the players stayed, are really girl's dormitories. Many students can be seen in the background of these shots, as classes were in session during filming. See more »
There were over 50,000 casualties at the Battle of Gettysburg, but fewer than 10,000 died. See more »
It's all right. We're in a fight. You boys are doing all that you can do. Anybody can see that. Win or lose... We gonna walk out of this stadium tonight with our heads held high. Do your best. That's all anybody can ask for.
No, it ain't Coach. With all due respect, uh, you demanded more of us. You demanded perfection. Now, I ain't saying that I'm perfect, 'cause I'm not. And I ain't gonna never be. None of us are. But we have won every single game we have played till now. So this team is ...
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Home movies are shown of each person, when they state what happened to them after the '71 season. See more »
Recent network television (ABC) edition (aired 8/15/2005) reinstated 6 minutes of previously deleted scenes back into the storyline. (119 minutes sans end credit running time). See more »
Sport film with sentimental story and agreeable studio characters
This excellent film based on a true event is set in the early 70s and concerns about a trainer(Denzel Washington)along with with wife(Nicole Ari Parker)and family. He replaces a famed coach(Will Patton)and gets a chance job coaching a town(Alexandria,Virginia)High school football team constituted by diverse characters(Ryan Hurst,Donald Faison,Suplee,Kip Pardue,Ryan Gosling,among others) and face the dual challenge of bringing the team to the state championship and redeeming themselves my means of breaking racial barriers.The coach makes the team,and each person in it,better than they thought possible.
This enjoyable tale with classic plot deals about a slice of American history, and is plenty of good feeling,heartfelt,interesting characters and formidable performances.However,sometimes is some sentimental and predictable but is still pretty entertaining.Exceptional Denzel Washington with a first rate acting reaching an important milestone and terrific Will Patton in the role of assistant,they are backed by a phenomenal support cast formed by young actors with future and wide career,as a little girl fine performed by Hayden Panettiere,today well known by ¨Heroes¨.Spectacular and sensible musical score by Trevor Ravin and colorful cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.The story follows the wake of previous sports hits films,like are ¨Rudy and Hoosiers(David Anspaugh)¨.The motion picture is well directed by Boaz Yakin,he's a noted writer(Rookie,Punisher),producer(Hostel I,II) and director(Fresh,Uptown girls).Rating : Better than average,worthwhile seeing.
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