The Great Debaters
The Great Debaters is based on a true story of Mel Tolson (Denzel Washington), a Texas professor who encourages his African-American students to believe they can take on the world. In 1935, he puts together and coaches a debate team, hoping they can compete against Harvard University in an upcoming championship.
|MPAA Rating||PG-13 for depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for language and brief sexuality.|
|Theatrical Release||December 24, 2007|
|Cast||Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker.|
|2007 Weinstein Company||Official Movie Website|
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