• Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter

Release Date: January 14th, 2005

DVD Release Date: June 21st, 2005

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

Production Co: MTV Films, Tollin/Robbins Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, 1990s, Intense, Inspiring, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A smart entertainment that trades on Mr. Jackson's forceful presence, a cast of extremely likable young actors and lots of basketball action.

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's fair to say that Coach Carter is more an education film than it is a sports movie. show more

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Thanks mainly to his (Jackson) considerable presence, Coach Carter works more effectively than expected. show more

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