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Remember the Titans (2000)

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The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

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Boaz Yakin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Coach Herman Boone
Will Patton ... Coach Bill Yoast
Wood Harris ... Julius Campbell
Ryan Hurst ... Gerry Bertier
Donald Faison ... Petey Jones
Craig Kirkwood ... Jerry 'Rev' Harris
Ethan Suplee ... Louie Lastik
Kip Pardue ... Ronnie 'Sunshine' Bass
Hayden Panettiere ... Sheryl Yoast
Nicole Ari Parker ... Carol Boone
Kate Bosworth ... Emma Hoyt
Earl Poitier ... Blue Stanton (as Earl C. Poitier)
Ryan Gosling ... Alan Bosley
Burgess Jenkins ... Ray Budds
Neal Ghant Neal Ghant ... Frankie Glascoe
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Storyline

Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen through the eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach. Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend on and trust each other. Written by LMN13

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History is written by the winners. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After Barack H. Obama, then President-Elect of the United States of America, finished giving his speech after being elected as the first African-American president in Grant Park, Chicago on November 4th 2008, Trevor Rabin's "Titan's Spirit" was cranked up to signify the enormity of the moment. See more »

Goofs

High school football rules in 1971 did not allow a recovered fumble to be advance by the recovering team. This happens several times in crucial situations. See more »

Quotes

Coach Boone: [to his players] Tonight we've got Hayfield. Like all the other schools in this conference, they're all white. They don't have to worry about race. We do. let me tell you somthing: you don't let anyone come between us. Nothing tears us apart. In Greek mythology, the Titans were greater even than the gods. They ruled their universe with absolute power. Well that football field out there, that's our universe. Let's rule it like titans.
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Crazy Credits

Home movies are shown of each person, when they state what happened to them after the '71 season. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2006, a director's cut was released on DVD. That version runs approx. six minutes longer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.30 (2015) See more »

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Spill The Wine
Written by Papa Dee Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown (as Harold Brown), B.B. Dickerson (as Morris Dickerson), Lonnie Jordan (as Leroy Jordan), Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, and Howard E. Scott (as Howard Scott)
Performed by Eric Burdon & War
Courtesy of Avenue Records/Far Out Productions, Inc.
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10 March 2004 | by MichaelOatesSee all my reviews

"Remember The Titans" is one of the two best films to have a chance to win an oscar for best picture.

Denzel Washington leads a cast that is young, fresh, talented and determined to make this movie a success. "Remember The Titans" is laced with strong performances from Will Patton, Ryan Hurst, Wood Harris, Donald Faison and Greg Alan Williams.

Based on a true story "Remember The Titans" follows the 1971 T.C. Williams High School Titans football team and their struggles with integration. Washington is Herman Boone, who has run up against racism after he has been brought in to coach the Titans. Patton is Bill Yoast, the man Boone replaced as head coach.

Washington and Patton are just two pieces of the puzzle, which makes "Remember The Titans" a real gem. However, the strength and real beauty of "Remember The Titans" does not come from Washington or Patton, but the Titan football players because they are the ones who give the strongest performances in the film.

I must say that the best performance of the whole movie other than Washington and Patton is the young actress who portrayed Bill Yoast's daughter, Hayden Panitierre. In "Remember The Titans" this young actress single handidly made it worth watching this film. Her talent shines through and her presence on screen is as fresh as the daily air; furthermore, every time she is on screen she sparkles. It is so pleasurable to see talent like this being discovered.

I hesitated to see "Remember The Titans" because I didn't want to see another football film, but it is more than just another football film.

"Remember The Titans" is a special film that has special performances and is well worth every dollar you spend to rent this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2000 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,905,831, 1 October 2000

Gross USA:

$115,654,751

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,706,683
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby SR (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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