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The Great Debaters (2007)

The Great Debaters
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Denzel Washington Denzel Washington
Melvin B. Tolson
Nate Parker Nate Parker
Henry Lowe
Jurnee Smollett-Bell Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Samantha Booke
Denzel Whitaker Denzel Whitaker
James Farmer Jr.
Jermaine Williams Jermaine Williams
Hamilton Burgess
Forest Whitaker Forest Whitaker
Dr. James Farmer Sr.
Gina Ravera Gina Ravera
Ruth Tolson
John Heard John Heard
Sheriff Dozier


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Robert Eisele Robert Eisele
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Jeffrey Porro Jeffrey Porro
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An inspiring movie

6 years, 6 months ago at Nov 25 13:32
I thought it was a rather awesome flick and I almost cried at the end... I thought it was really emotional and inspiring. It's as thrilling as a good sport movie but there is also some great thoughtfulness added to it. It is really a great achievement for Denzel Washington as an actor and a director. Too bad it is such an underrated/unknown gem but it is definitely worth a look.
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Inspired by a true story, "The Great Debaters" chronicles the journey of Professor Melvin Tolson, a brilliant but volatile debate team coach who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep south into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the time and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as his radical political views.
Release date: 25 December 2007
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