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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

9 years, 4 months ago at Nov 25 13:32
I already saw this movie but since it was a while back and since I have it on DVD, I was quite eager to check it out again. To be honest, while I was watching it for the second time, I was at first wondering why I thought it was some amazing the first time around. I mean, it was a well historical drama made but it didn't seem to be much better than your average sports movie as it was going for mos... read more
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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
Tags: Drama (7), 2007 (5), Based On True Story (4), Racism (3), Australia (2), 2000s (2), Dramas (1), Harpo Films (1), Debaters (1), Debat (1), SnP (1), Aug 08 (1), Sort (1), 2000's (1), Urban Drama (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Newtown (1), Black (1), Black People (1), White (1)
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