Remember The Titans

Remember The Titans

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Director: Boaz Yakin

Cast: Boaz Yakin, Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Donald Faison


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A high school football coach finds himself fighting for stakes much higher than the State Championship in this drama based on actual events. In 1971, a court order forces three high schools in Alexandria, Virginia (two white, one African-American), to integrate their student bodies and faculties for the first time. As a result, Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton), longtime


A high school football coach finds himself fighting for stakes much higher than the State Championship in this drama based on actual events. In 1971, a court order forces three high schools in Alexandria, Virginia (two white, one African-American), to integrate their student bodies and faculties for the first time. As a result, Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton), longtime head coach of the T.C. Williams High School football team, is asked to step down, and Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) is appointed to replace him as the school's first black faculty member. The new coach is hardly welcomed with open arms, either by the school's staff or the students, and the newly integrated team is full of players (both black and white) who have little trust or respect for one another. But Boone is determined to put a winning team on the field -- it's how he approaches the game, and his future depends on it. Against long odds, Boone helps his team overcome distrust and misunderstanding of their coach (and each other) as they become a gridiron force to be reckoned with. Remember the Titans also features Nicole Ari Parker, Kate Bosworth, and Jerry Brandt, and was produced by action-film kingpin Jerry Bruckheimer.

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A rousing roller-coaster drama based on real-life events, Remember the Titans is one football movie in which the gridiron grappling is subservient to vivid characterizations and dynamic performances. The story opens in 1971 at an Alexandria, Virginia, high school, where African-American football coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) arrives to take charge of a newly integrated and still unruly squad. Both black and white students dislike and distrust each other, but by force of will Boone gradually breaks down the invisible walls they’ve erected and forges them into an unbeatable team. Remember the Titans doesn’t altogether dispense with cliché: It contains the predictable locker-room hijinks, a win-one-for-the-Gipper moment, and the inevitable Big Game to be won in the last reel. But director Boaz Yakin (Fresh) seems more interested in Boone’s refusal to succumb to prejudice and his dogged attempt to build a winning team. Washington commands the screen with his forceful, electric portrayal, but second-billed Will Patton is equally compelling as Bill Yoast, the head coach demoted as a result of Boone's hiring. Mindful of crowd-pleasing conventions but not devoted to them, Remember the Titans complements its gridiron action with an uplifting message conveyed in a memorable, entertaining way. The DVD includes audio commentary by real-life coaches Herman Boone and Bill Yoast, deleted scenes, a production featurette, theatrical trailers, and behind-the-scenes footage.

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Special Features

Feature audio commentary with director Boaz Yakin, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writer Greogory Allen Howard; Feature audio commentary with real-life coaches Herman Boone and Bill Yoast; "Remember the Titans: an inspirational journey behind the scenes" hosted by Lynn Swann; "Denzel Becomes Boone"; "Beating the Odds"; Deleted scenes; Movie showcase

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Denzel Washington Coach Herman Boone
Will Patton Coach Bill Yoast
Donald Faison Petey Jones
Wood Harris Julius "Big Ju" Campbell
Ryan Hurst Gerry Bertier
Ethan Suplee Lewis Lastik
Nicole Ari Parker Carol Boone
Hayden Panettiere Sheryl Yoast
Kip Pardue Ronnie "Sunshine" Bass
Craig Kirkwood Jerry "The Rev" Harris
Catherine Bosworth Emma Hoyt
Burgess Jenkins Ray Budds
Earl C. Poitier Darryl "Blue" Stanton
Ryan Gosling Alan Bosley
Brett Rice Coach Tyrell
Scott Miles Principal
Dan Albright Doctor
David de Vries Parent
J. Don Ferguson Executive Director
Tom Nowicki Coach Ed Henry
Afemo Omilami Mr. Campbell
Mike Pniewski Cop
Ric Reitz Reporter #4
Lou Walker Ferdinand Day
David Dwyer Coach Tolbert (Groveton)
Tom Elliott Titan
Steve Martin Heckler
Matthew Adams Heckler
Richard Fullerton A.D. Watson
Jim Grimshaw Coach Taber
Tom Turbiville Captain Hal
Tim Ware Mr. Bosley
Greg Alan Williams Coach "Doc" Hinds
Stuart Greer Marshall Assistant Coach
Michael Weatherly Kirk Barker
Andrew Masset Col. Bass
Neal Ghant Glascoe
David Jefferson Cook
Preston Brant Jerry Buck
Krysten Leigh Jones Nicky Boone
Walter Benjamin Keister Kip Tyler (Groveton)
Marion Guyot Mrs. Bertier
Rhubarb Jones Radio Announcer
Bob Neal Colorman
Sharon Blackwood Nurse
Paula Claire Jones White Girl #1
Kelly C. Cheston White Girl #2
Walker Jones White Kid #1
Ronald L. Connor Black Kid #1
Courtney James Stewart Black Kid #2
E.Y. Coley Official
John Wesley Register Official
B. Keith Harmon Crooked Official
Andy Francis Quarterback
Derick Marshall Davis
Kevin Dankosky Reporter #1
David Chandley Reporter #2
Scott Slade Reporter #3
Steve Barnes Titan Supporter
Rory Griffin Titan
Ryan Kowalske Titan
C. Stephen Browder Titan
Jameel Jackson Titan
Randy D. Patman Titan
Jemal L. Webb Titan
Shawn Cummings Titan
Michael Rouby Titan
Ray Stoney Titan
Shanda Besler Emma's Friend
Andrew Collins Black Newspaper Man
Marcus M. Moore Special Teams Coach
Ryan Duncan Opposition Quarterback

Technical Credits
Boaz Yakin Director
Bob Badami Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Mary H. Ellis Sound/Sound Designer
Deborah Evans Production Designer
Randy Fletcher Asst. Director
Michael Flynn Executive Producer
Gregory Allen Howard Screenwriter
Ronna Kress Casting
Jennifer Krug-Worthington Associate Producer
Anne Kuljian Set Decoration/Design
Kathy Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
Chad Oman Producer
Trevor Rabin Score Composer
Philippe Rousselot Cinematographer
Judy Ruskin-Howell Costumes/Costume Designer
Pat Sandston Associate Producer
Jonathan J. Short Art Director
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
Michael Tronick Editor
Alexander Witt Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Remember the Titans
1. Openign Credits/Alexandria 1971 [3:08]
2. New Assistant [3:08]
3. Unwelcome Visitor [2:31]
4. "Zero Fun, Sir" [2:31]
5. "Who's Your Daddy" [1:47]
6. Setting the Rules [3:01]
7. "Ain't too Proud to Beg" [3:53]
8. Tired and Thirsty [3:50]
9. Bertier & Big Ju [3:54]
10. Lesson From the Dead [3:43]
11. Left Side, Strong Side [3:19]
12. Sunshine [1:39]
13. Too Strong [3:12]
14. Back in the Real World [2:57]
15. Rule Like Titans [3:36]
16. Petey on D [3:14]
17. Service Refused [2:44]
18. Adjustments [2:51]
19. Pickling Sides [3:54]
20. The Singing Titans [1:23]
21. Tough Decisions [7:00]
22. Changing Times [5:06]
23. Remember Forever [3:21]
24. Winning & Losing [2:41]
25. Fallen Titan [:52]
26. State Championship [3:24]
27. Worthy Opponents [5:06]
28. Trusting the Soul [4:03]
29. "Our Time" [6:20]
30. Fake 23 Blast [3:34]
31. Making it Work [1:37]
32. End Credits [1:12]

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Remember The Titans 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
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Yellowenglish More than 1 year ago
Do you like movies about football and/or civil rights? If so you will love this movie. This movie is amazing because it¿s funny, has a lot of action, and it¿s very heartfelt. This movie is about white and black people on a football team. They have to come together to make a football family. They also have black and white coaches. They have a lot of arguments and miscues but come together and have an undefeated season. They went to the championship, but the game or two before their team captian, Gary, is in a car accident and has to be hospitalized and can¿t play. They win the championship without Gary. Gary went on to the wheelchair olympics and 10 years later Gary died. This movie is very funny because the players are always singing. This is one of my favorite part of the movie. They all sing while they walk out onto the field for the last agme before the championship. Another thing that makes this funny is the songs they sing. They sing songs from a long time ago (but that is when this movie was made). One song they sing is ¿Ain¿t no mountian high enough¿. Another reason I like this movie is all the action. They show a lot of some of the games, especially the championship game. There is also a lot of fights between the players in the beginning. My favorite part in the movie is the end because the action in the last game is so detailed. It show petey running down the sideline and sunshine running infront of him getting blocks so that petey can score the game winning touchdown. Another thing about this movie is it was very heartfelt. An example is the way the crowd gives a standiung ovation to Gary¿s mom when he gets in the wreck. Another way is the friendship showed during the movie. Julius and Gary become best friends throughout the movie. And the whole team comes to the hospital to see Gary. And the really big player doesn¿t think that he will go to college but in the end he has a C grade average. This is a great movie because of all the things I described. This movie is funny, has a lot of action and is heartfelt. You should get this movie and see what you think.
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When I first went to see this movie in the theaters, I must admit, I was a little skeptical about another football movie. Since I had just seen ''The Replacements'' a few weeks previous, I was tired of football movies. However, this movie was about a lot more than football. This movie has the ability to teach the golden rule, ''Treat each others as you wish to be treated.'' I strongly recommend this movie to anyone.
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I loved the whole movie from start to finish and thought Denzel Washington was superb!! I went and paid to see this movie 3 times and can't wait to own it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Denzel Washington should be up for the Academy Award. The passion displayed in this movie was superb. More meaningful than what has been nominated. Great family movie and wonderful life and living lessons. Much better than any movie I've seen in a long time. And guess what--they didn't have to use smut to make it so.
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We took the kids to see it and they loved it also. So far, we've seen the movie at the theater 3 times. Can't wait to own it.
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I think this is one of the best movies about football yet. Denzel Washington portrayed Harmen Boone in his true passionate self. the movie was more than a football movie,it was a movie with a coach that wanted to win and wanted to fight the segregation an racism that lingered through the southern town. the movie also showed how people can come together as a team and kick butt. when you get done with this movie you will be satisfyed knowing that youve spent your money wisely. I also feel that it should win awards.
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This has to been the best football movie that has ever been produced. Denzel Washington is a great pick for this movie. He performs the role as a high school coach that has to deal with a newly intergrated school in Alexandria, Virgina. He plays the part so well that you could believe that he is a real high school football coach. In the begining Coach Herman Boone(Denzel)makes it clear that he does not want race, color or anything to interupt his football season. he will not put up with it. This movie really makes you understand how things were back then on the racial factor. this a great action filled movie and i reccomend it to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best movies that I have ever seen. Absolutely wonderful. Totally enjoyable. It also makes you think about what you would do in that situation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the best movies. It touches the heart and hits home. I'm happy to see a movie, finally, that actually shows the growth and responsibilities of teens. I give the movie two thumbs!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great kids movie. Has good moral value with sense of homor and drama in one. Highly reccomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rarely do we see a movie that impacts our lives like this one. I have seen a number of movies that deal with racial prejudice but this movie shows how african-americans and caucasions can triumph through adversity and become united through teamwork. It is hard to comprehend that racial inequality was so bad only 30 years ago. We've all have come a long way and if this movie teaches us one thing it's that we all have heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutly love the move as did my fiance who has cried ever time we have watched it. Belive me, it has to have something powerful in it to cause hime to fell that much emotion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this movie because it was based on a true story; and II don't like movies that are not based on a true story most of the time. The director did a great job on this movie. It is one of my favorites!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Remember the titains is a wonderful,and exciting movie. This movie will having you watching it over and over and over again.It is a movie that children can watch and enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is sooooo awesome. It is a great movie and its true. Any once can enjoy this whether your 3 or 93. the head coach must bring a bunch of black and white kids together in the 70's to play football in virginia. he did a good job too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good movie heartwarming and funny. I reconment this to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my all time favorite movie set aside from Saving Private Ryan. All the actors were wonderful in this movie and I love how they gave each football player such a character. This movie also shows how there can still be good movies minus all the bad stuff they put in PG-13 movies sometimes. See this movie! It is a true story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this movie really depicted everything you would have wanted to see in a movie. It had comedy, drama, violence, and a suitable outcome. Yet, what seperated this movie from all other sports and prejudace type movies was the fact that Denzel was just on top of his game. Over and over again I just watch Denzel in the beginning with his words for Petey in the gym. He was superb, and he made everyone around him better than they are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was worth making. In a world of degrading moral values, this movie inspires tolerence, love, and joy. You will not regret seeing it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a very well-written and inspiring film based on a true story. It shows how people can get over prejudice and learn to trust the soul of a person rather than the look of them. This movie also inspires me to play football.(I even yelled Touchdown! at the state championship game when the titans won.) Oh yeah and Denzel Washington yet again did an extrordinary performance in this emotional and inspiring movie.