Monday 26 November 2007

Remember the Titans (2000) - ickleReview (DVD)

Jerry Bruckheimer's take on school desegregation, seen through the helmets of T. C. Williams High School American football team, the Titans, during the 1971 season. Coach Boone (Denzel Washington) is installed as the new (black) head coach, which angers the incumbent (white) Coach Yoast (Will Patton) and some of the white players and parents. The team bonds at their Gettysburg training camp and goes on to complete a perfect season, despite all the controversy and protest about black players and white players playing on the same team and attending the same school. Of course, there is some unexpected capital-A Adversity to deal with along the way.

Nugget: a jolly good rallying sports movie, ideal for bus journeys prior to Varsity rugby matches. (My Oxford University Colleges XV went on to beat Cambridge 38-7 after watching this.) Features Donald Faison (Chris Turk from Scrubs) as a running-back turned emergency linebacker.

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