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Debating Robert Lee (2004)

A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Dan Polier

Writers:

Barry Klein (as Matthew Klein), Dan Polier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Letterle ... Matt Mann
Kaley Cuoco ... Maralee Rodgers
Billy Kay ... David Russell
Danielle Harris ... Liz Bronner
Rachel Nichols ... Trilby Moffat
Leonardo Nam ... Jordan Kramer
Edwin Hodge ... Elliot Davis
Luke Edwards ... Michael Holland
Bradley Joseph ... Richard Alanzo (as Brad Bufanda)
Jonathan Hernandez ... Danny Alonzao
Dale Midkiff ... Robert Lee - teacher
Beau Bridges ... Mr. Lee
Brian Kerwin ... Gary Mann
A Martinez ... Mr. Alonzo
Melinda Dillon ... Mrs. Lee
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A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS WAR.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Debate Team See more »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Hate To Admit It
Written and performed by Sam Peters and Craig Eartock
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A solid cast and engaging plot makes for a great movie
8 November 2007 | by j-g-cupitSee all my reviews

Debating Robert Lee was recommended to me by a friend, and was definitely a movie worth watching. The characters were all well thought-out and well portrayed by the actors, while the plot moves swiftly along, never dragging on or losing focus.

The story itself (without spoilers) takes on topics such as tolerance, competition, and the search for acceptance. It deals easily with its subject matter and never becomes over-dramatic.

Other reviews here keep citing one particular scene as a time discrepancy; in my opinion, they're being overly critical. In no way does the scene exclude the possibility of the passage of time. Don't let a distasteful review and one measly scene ruin an otherwise good movie.


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