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PG-13| 2 hr. 16 min.

Plot Summary
In 1999, Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) returns to his old high school in Richmond, California, to get the basketball team into shape. With tough rules and academic discipline, he succeeds in setting the players on a winning streak. But when their grades start to suffer, Carter locks them out of the gym and shuts down their championship season. When he is criticized by the players and their parents, he sticks to his guns, determined that they excel in class as well as on the court.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson , Robert Ri'chard , Rob Brown , Ashanti , Debbi Morgan , Rick Gonzalez , Antwon Tanner , Nana Gbewonyo

Director: Thomas Carter

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Coach Carter (2005)

Release Date: January 14th, 2005|2 hr. 16 min.

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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This afternoon-TV special trying to pass as a real movie earns an extra half star solely for Samuel L. Jackson, who brings his usual fire to the role. show more

  • 50
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Features bursts of humor and electrifying energy offset by speechifying and a dud of a subplot. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    2-1/4 hours of MTV-produced tough love, with a dance break and pool party to relieve -- momentarily -- a series of motivational rants from lead Samuel L. Jackson. show more

  • February 26, 2012 ndwright4
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    This movie greatly presents many of the problems in our High Schools today!! Having been an athlete, I realize that athletics are often given a greater priority than academic accomplishments. This, to me, is a great mistake, and truly harms our students. Obviously, both areas are important. Hopefully, in the near future, our populace will discern a method that can benefit all of our precious students.

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