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COACH CARTER

Samuel L Jackson, Robert Richard, Rick Gonzalez, Ashanti, Adrienne Bailon, Debbi Morgan, Rob Brown, Denise Dowse, Dana Davis, Channing Tatum, Carl Gilliard, Antwon Tanner, Deena Dill, Roger Lim, Sidney Faison, Adam Clark, Carolina Garcia, Jason Sweet, Vincent Laresca, Roberto Santana, Nana Gbewonyo

Directed by: Thomas Carter
Written by: Mark Schwahn, John Gatins
Produced by: David Gale, Brian Robbins, Michael Tollin
Distributor:Paramount Pictures

US: 08 JAN 2005 (LIMITED)
US: 15 JAN 2005 (WIDE)
UK: 00 TBA 2005

Inspired by true-life story of controversial high-school basketball coach Ken Carter, who received both high praise and staunch criticism when he made national news in 1999 for benching his entire undefeated basketball team for poor academic performance.
Usually sport is ametaphor for life - in this movie it seems that life is a metaphor for sport. Probably worth a look to see Jackson's performance. Compare to Kurt Russel's recemt sporting bio-pic "Miracle".

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"Best For You" -- With a baby on the way, Kenyon (Rob Brown) tells Kyra (Ashanti) he may quit playing basketball

"Whatever You Want Me To Do" -- After his best friend was shot, Timo Cruz (Rick Gonzalez) visits Coach Carter (Samuel L. Jackson).

"I'll Do Pushups For Him" -- Ken Carter's (Samuel L. Jackson) team unites to serve Timo Cruz's (Rick Gonzalez) punishment.

"Preacher Man" -- Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) shows Timo Cruz (Rick Gonzalez) who's in charge of the team.

"Winning" -- The Richmond High School basketball team enjoys a run of success under Coach Carter (Samuel L. Jackson).

"Trash Talk" -- Coach Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) attempts to instill a sense of class in his team.



 


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