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Hurricane Season (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 8 December 2009 (USA)
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Story

Writer:

Robert Eisele
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bonnie Hunt ... Principal
Taraji P. Henson ... Dayna Collins
Forest Whitaker ... Al Collins
China Anne McClain ... Alana Collins
Courtney B. Vance ... Mr. Randolph
Isaiah Washington ... Coach Simmons
Khleo Thomas ... Raymond
Michael Gaston ... Coach Frank Landon
Shad Moss ... Gary (as Bow Wow)
J.B. Smoove ... Team Bus Driver
Lil' Wayne ... Lamont
Robbie Jones ... Brian Randolph
Irma P. Hall ... Grandma Rose
Jackie Long
Lance E. Nichols ... Pastor at Rec Center
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A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championships. Written by IMDb Editors

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They Turned a Tragedy Into a Triumph.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patriots See more »

Filming Locations:

Chalmette, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is based on the New Orleans Ehret High School, basketball team, the 'Patriots.' See more »

Goofs

During the first few plays of the State Championship, one of the Patriots passes is stolen and taken down the court. The player with the ball then lobs the ball to a player wearing a #22 jersey, who then dunks it. When the camera zooms in on the player the jersey number has changed to #21. See more »

Soundtracks

Ball Don't Lie
Written by Christian Salyer (as Cadence Blaze) and Allen Maldonado
Performed by DawOne
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Unfortunate!
14 January 2011 | by oliveoyl-1See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie. Too bad that it was not managed properly. The story needed to be told and will be one of the greats as far as I am concerned. The acting is superb, it brings the devastation of Katrina into each American home like no news reports could. It is an injustice to consider this movie just another "out of the ashes" "feel good" story. During the time of Katrina I could not help but wonder why we Americans had allowed the Patriot Act and Homeland Security to start taking over our lives, when mother nature is a much more formidable force than any terrorist acts. This movie made me think about how great people are when they have the resolve to do the extraordinary because of rather than despite insurmountable odds.


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