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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
Director Denzel Washington
Cast Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker.
Run Time 126
2007 Weinstein Company Official Movie Website

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