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Woodlawn (2015)

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A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hank Erwin
... Tandy Gerelds
... Tony Nathan
... Momma Nathan
... Paul Bryant
... Johnnie
... Junior (as Lance Nichols)
... Preacher
... Shorty
... Jerry Stearns
... Whitehurst
... Debbie
... Morton
... Jeff Rutledge
... Todd
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A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

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One Hope. One Truth. One Way (John 14:6)

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic elements including some racial tension/violence | See all certifications »
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16 October 2015 (USA)  »

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A futball hite  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,002,226, 16 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,393,862, 7 February 2016
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Caleb's father Jeremiah played cornerback for the Denver Broncos, and he himself went to Alabama as well. See more »

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Whilst the game scores are correctly shown on the blackboard and at the football fields, the order of the games and dates listed differ to the actual events that occurred in 1973. See more »

Quotes

Hank: I'm asking you to stand up, to make a decision, to change, to forgive, and to be forgiven.
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Featured in One: The Woodlawn Study: Making a Difference (2016) See more »

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Friendship Train
Written by Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Midtown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Woodlawn is quite an inspirational real-life high school football drama
18 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

While there is a Woodlawn High School in my town of Baton Rouge, LA, this one is about a Woodlawn in Birmingham, AL, that seemed in danger of closing because of the racial incidents that happened when it was integrated in the early '70s. The coach employs a motivational speaker-played by Sean Astin-to help heal whatever issues the school football players had with each other and it seems to do the trick, especially when one of the black players-Tony Nathan-suddenly becomes very valuable to the team. I'll stop there and just say this is quite an inspirational true-life drama to watch in light of recent racial strife we seem to be going through right now. Oh, and I also liked Jon Voight's playing of legendary Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, as well. So on that note, I recommend Woodlawn.


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