It begins on the street. It ends here.
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- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 29, 2017
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Samuel L. Jackson|
|Performer:||Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown, Debbi Morgan, Ashanti, Antwon Tanner, Ramsey Gbelawoe & Channing Tatum|
|Directed by||Thomas Carter|
|Edited by||Peter E. Berger|
|Screenwriting by||Mark Schwahn & John Gatins|
|Produced by||Brian Robbins, Mike Tollin & David Gale|
|Director of Photography:||Sharone Meir|
|Executive Production by||Van Toffler & Caitlin Scanlon|
Mr. Jackson acts with his usual steely authority....Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Brown are especially strong...
New York Times
This is supposed to be about setting high standards, yet it's full of fudged ultimatums; in the end I couldn't be sure whether its morality was complex or just confused. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Over long and deeply manipulative, Coach Carter should nonetheless be praised for its far-from-fashionable celebration of personal advancement through academic achievement. Full Review
Saved by bursts of energy and inventiveness.
New York Magazine/Vulture
[Jackson's] cool factor never falters.
Movieline's Hollywood Life
Rating: 4/5 -- Engaging film with a terrific message. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Although this is an inspirational genre pic that pushes all the requisite buttons throughout, you canâ(TM)t help but feel that rather than benching the team, director Thomas Carter should have benched a few of those ham-fisted sporting clichÃ (C)s instead. Full Review
In the tradition of LEAN ON ME and DANGEROUS MINDS comes COACH CARTER, an inspirational drama starring Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson portrays real-life figure Ken Carter, who graduated from California's Richmond High only to return there years later, in 1999, and take over as head coach of the boys' basketball team. Unfortunately, the troubled school he remembered as a teenager is an even more insufferable place in his adulthood. Determined to make a change in his players' lives, Carter makes each young man sign a contract that ensures he will maintain a 2.3 GPA, attend every class, and wear a jacket and tie on game day. Of course, the players reject the contract at first, but when they realize that they don't have any other choice, they give in. And when it appears that their tough-as-nails coach is actually turning them into winners on the court, they embrace their coach's philosophy even further. But when Coach Carter receives the incomprehensibly awful progress reports of his players, he does the unthinkable: he benches the entire team. Directed by Thomas Carter (SAVE THE LAST DANCE), COACH CARTER is a sensitive drama that features an impassioned performance by Jackson, as well as the impressive young cast (most notably Rob Brown, Rick Gonzalez, and Robert Ri'Chard).
- THEATRICAL RELEASE: JANUARY 14, 2005 (LIMITED)