• Pride (2007)


Release Date: March 23rd, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2007

PG |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

In 1970s Philadelphia, Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard), who is driven by a love of competitive swimming, fixes up an abandoned pool building with the help of a janitor named Elston (Bernie Mac). But when city officials mark the place for demolition, he fights back by founding an all-black swim team. Facing racism, violence and a hostile city official, Jim struggles to prepare his novice swimmers for the state championships.

Cast: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kevin Phillips, Evan Ross, Nate Parker, Brandon Fobbs, Alphonso McAuley, Kimberly Elise

Director: Sunu Gonera

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Lionsgate Films, LIFT Productions

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Transformation, Inspiring, Rivalry, Emotional, 1970s, Quest, Tense, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    If only the screenplay had more going for it than hackneyed homilies and living-in-the-ghetto stereotypes. If only first-time director Sunu Gonera had a surer hand, a knack for something bolder, wilder, goofier. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Terrence Howard delivers another solid lead performance and competition swimming is a new arena for such films. Nonetheless, Pride is just plain trite. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Despite Mr. Howard's best efforts in the role, though, the film rarely realizes its subject's potential.

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