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.
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
In the film, Denzel Washington's character speaks about the Civil War, and its importance for race relations. Washington previously acted as a Civil War soldier in Glory (1989), a film about the 54th Massachusetts, the first all-black regiment in the U.S. Army. See more »
In the movie, when Gerry Bertier is involved in the automobile accident, he is driving a 1967 Chevrolet (1st Generation) Camaro. In fact Bertier was driving his mother's new 1971 (2nd Generation) Camaro on that fateful night December 11, 1971. See more »
Hey, hey, Lastik man what happened to you?
[holding back, in fake pain]
Man I just gave your momma a piggy-back ride and she weighs twice as much as I do!
That ain't funny!
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Home movies are shown of each person, when they state what happened to them after the '71 season. See more »
If their is ever a film to watch to get motivated, it's this. You don't have to be an American football lover, just any sport, or activity. The passion displayed on the screen could get Sven Goran Eriksson in the mood. Their are particular inaccuracies in order to make this into more of a film, but I wouldn't call it predictable. This is based on a true story, and the 13 and 0 record really happened, so this true story was what created the predictable film stereotype. I love the choice of actors in the film. Each person seems to be able to tap in to the feelings of their character, which creates a much more realistic film. It depicts the nature of racism within peoples lives very well and shows how common loves for different things can pull people together so that simple and wrong beliefs are forgotten. Needless to say this film makes me feel better about the world, while making me want to be a winner as well.
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