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From the Rough (2013)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 25 April 2014 (USA)
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Dr. Catana Starks made history as the first woman and the first African American woman to coach a men's college golf team.

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Pierre Bagley

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Pierre Bagley, Mike Critelli (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Taraji P. Henson ... Catana Starks
Tom Felton ... Edward
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Roger
Dana Gourrier ... Cafeteria Worker (as Dana Michelle Gourrier)
Justin Chon ... Ji-Kyung
Henry Simmons ... Kendrick Paulsen Jr.
Letoya Luckett ... Stacey
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Craig
James Saito ... Won-Sik
Griff Furst ... Hugh
Carol Sutton ... Esther Samson
Hunter Burke ... Future Soccer Captain
Lindsey G. Smith ... Petite Girl
Richard Kohnke ... Spielman
J. Patrick McNamara ... PGA president
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Catana Starks, from historically black university Tennessee State, became the first woman ever to coach an all-men's team at the collegiate level. Through grit and determination, she overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudice from all corners to guide a rag-tag group of golfers to an all-time record championship season. Written by From The Rough Productions

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements
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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un'allenatrice speciale See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Dr. Starks real student golfers include but are not limited to: Sean Foley (a well respected golf swing coach), Robert Dinwiddie (European Tour multiple event winner) and former Michigan State Men's golf coach Sam Puryear. See more »

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Set in the 1980's, Coach Starks wears an Under Armour turtleneck which only was founded in 1996. See more »

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I really did enjoy this and I recommend it but it is not at the same level as Remember The Titans or movies like that.
31 August 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"We are all, all of us, including me somebody else's table scraps." Tennessee State University is having a problem with their sports programs. In order to save money they decide to drop the baseball team and add two smaller programs. One of the new programs they add is a men's golf team. The biggest problem they have is that no one wants to coach. The AD recruits swim team coach Catana Starks (Henson) since she has experience playing. She is very excited at the opportunity but when she is told she will receive no scholarships, funding or any help at all she decides to make her own rules. I love sports movies and especially the true ones like this. Like many sports movies this one focuses on the personal stories rather then the sport itself. That's what makes them so great. Unlike other sports movies though this one has a huge focus on the coach's life rather then how she helps the team come together. There are a few cheesy parts in this but for the most part the movie is very inspiring. There really isn't a big motivational speech like many sports movies have but what it does have are little lines that have the same power and inspiration as the long speeches usually given. The characters are great and are really likable. I really did enjoy this and I recommend this but it is not at the same level as Remember The Titans or movies like that. Overall, a very good and inspiring true story that I recommend. Even though there are a few cheesy parts it never comes off as being overly cheesy and laughable. I give this a B+.


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