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Pride (2007)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 23 March 2007 (USA)
2:27 | Trailer
The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.


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Kevin Michael Smith (screenplay), Michael Gozzard (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Terrence Howard ... Jim Ellis
Bernie Mac ... Elston
Kimberly Elise ... Sue Davis
Tom Arnold ... Bink
Brandon Fobbs ... Puddin Head
Alphonso McAuley ... Walt
Regine Nehy ... Willie
Nate Parker ... Hakim
Kevin Phillips ... Andre
Scott Eastwood ... Jake (as Scott Reeves)
Evan Ross ... Reggie
Gary Anthony Sturgis ... Franklin (as Gary Sturgis)
Jesse Moore Jesse Moore ... Artrell (Willie's Father)
Carol Sutton ... Ophelia (Andre's Mother)
Tony Bentley ... Race Official (UOFB) (as Tony Bently)


The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There are no shortcuts to a dream. See more »


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, language including some racial epithets, and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The journal that the character of Puddin Head writes in is actor Brandon Fobbs's actual personal journal. See more »


When the PDR team goes to Main Line Academy for their first meet, their bus crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, going into New Jersey. Both Philadelphia and the Main Line Academy are in Pennsylvania. See more »


Jim Ellis: My life is way too short for me to spend my time around people who don't care about nothin'.
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Referenced in 500 Days of Summer (2009) See more »


Written by Charles Wright
Performed by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Akeelah and the Pool
21 June 2007 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Pride is MUCH better than the 2.6 rating - yes, it does wear its heart firmly on its sleeve, but a turkey it most definitely is not. We loved Akeelah and the Bee last year and would put this in the same sense of journey: the ad campaign and tag line should be:"The waves they created changed their world forever..."

It does what sport movies should do - gives you the training, the sport, the lift. Of course you know the step by step play but that doesn't alter the fact that this is watchable.

I'm afraid I don't get the objections on ground of race - I would imagine being poor, black, and impoverished and the first in my sport in 1974 would be realistically unbelievably tough.

If you like your films to be about values - then is is definitely worth the view.

IMDb voters should be ashamed - this is not the worst film of all time by a long shot - or all our hearts dead?

Ignore the vote - and view with an open heart - we found it decent, inspiring, and all together a satisfying view.

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Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

P.D.R. See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,533,300, 25 March 2007

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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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