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Coach Carter

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Coach Carter

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Inspired by a true story, this inspirational account of a high school basketball coach who received high praise, and staunch criticism, for benching his entire undefeated team due to their poor academic performances.
Title: Coach Carter
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2005.
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Inspired by the life of Ken Carter.
Summary: Inspired by a true story, this inspirational account of a high school basketball coach who received high praise, and staunch criticism, for benching his entire undefeated team due to their poor academic performances.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language, teen partying and some drug material.
ISBN: 1415712158
Statement of Responsibility: MTV Music Television Films ; Paramount Pictures presents an MTV Films production ; a Tollin/Robbins production ; a Thomas Carter film ; produced by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin, David Gale ; written by Mark Schwahn and John Gatins ; directed by Thomas Carter
Credits: Director of photography, Sharone Meir ; editor, Peter Berger ; music, Trevor Rabin ; costume designer, Debrae Little ; production designer, Carlos Barbosa ; special effects, Martin Bresin.
Performers: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown, Ashanti, Debbi Morgan, Vincent Laresca, Rick Gonzalez, Antwon Tanner, Nana Gbewonyo, Channing Tatum.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Other Language: In English or French; subtitles in English or Spanish; closed captioned.
Subject Headings: Motivation in education Drama. High school athletes Conduct of life Drama. Basketball players California Los Angeles Drama. African American basketball coaches California Los Angeles Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films.
Topical Term: Motivation in education
High school athletes
Basketball players
African American basketball coaches
Publisher No: 34126
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Based on a true story, Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) benches his MVP and undefeated team due to poor grades.

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Aug 15, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is one of Samuel L.Jackson's best performances in his entire career so far to date,but i am tired of seeing these sports movies period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This movie is based on true story that took place in one of the California’s high schools, about a basketball team and a coach who puts academics before sports. This is an extraordinary movie that conveys a very strong message with it. It could be used for educational, motivational, and personal purposes. The movie is about a basketball team who constantly loses and kids who have no aim or direction in life, a former basketball player and a sports good store owner takes up the job to coach the team. His techniques of teaching the kids discipline and respect are extremely remarkable and intelligent. He makes a great contribution into the team and helps them regain hope by winning games. However the coach’s goals aren’t just the wins in the game, he wants the kids to succeed and make something out of their lives, so he finds ways to encourage them to leave their bad choices behind and begin making new good ones that would allow the kids to have a secure future. The movie is setting a bar that contradicts the theory that success for young black males only lies in the field of entertainment as rappers or as sports players, that they can’t be sitting in a high school class and be learning anything to be successful in life. The movie and the characters cover topics such as, drugs, sex, murder, vandalism, success, responsibility, poverty, hunger, and discipline in areas that have higher rates of crimes due to these problems. This book could be a great family movie to watch and reflect on what we have available and take good advantage of it, or it could be used in a classroom to send out a strong message that education is important and without education, there is never a lifelong success that will last like knowledge does.

Jun 09, 2013
  • phantomas rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hesiod said, "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." This is a movie about the arduous struggle of Ken Carter to lift up his community by widening the outlook of the local basketball team through education. You can find "Our deepest fear" in a book by Marianne Williamson titled A Return to Love. This movie offers one of the finest examples of Existentialism you will ever find: every one of us is responsible for who we are, responsible for the way we face and deal with the world, responsible for the way the world is. We cannot shift these burdens onto God, the economy, or the ways of the world. The value of a good movie is its ability to elevate the human spirit during its showing and its ability to sustain a human dream after it’s finished.

Nov 17, 2011
  • kwarah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For resurrecting his students from the ashes of broken society, inept system, deliberate deprivation, neglect & indifference, Coach Carter deserves a Nobel Prize.

Every school in the world should have Coach Carter, setting higher academic & athletic standards for his students & demanding & guiding his students to achieve more than their dreams.



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Jun 09, 2013
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Jun 09, 2013
  • phantomas rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coach Ken Carter: "What is your deepest fear?"
Timo Cruz: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our
presence automatically liberates others."


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