Coach Carter

Coach Carter

Director: Thomas Carter Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown

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Overview

Coach Carter

The true-life story of a coach who tries to teach his players that there's more to life than basketball is brought to the screen in this sports drama. Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) was once a star player on the Richmond High School basketball team in Richmond, CA, and years later, after establishing himself in publishing and marketing, he returns to the school and to the team as the new basketball coach. Carter quickly sees that his work is cut out for him -- the team is having an awful season, and their fights off the court are more decisive than their play on the court. While Carter wants to make the Richmond Oilers into a winning team, he also wants a lot more -- to teach the boys to respect themselves and one another, and that they must excel in the classroom as well as in the gymnasium. Under Carter's guidance, the team turns their losing season around, with the state title a genuine possibility. However, when Carter learns that a number of his players have let their grade point averages slip below 2.3, as mandated in a contract he entered into with the students, he decides to lock the team out of the gym and send them into study hall until their marks improve. Carter's plan quickly becomes a subject of controversy among parents and team boosters, and their objections are soon picked up by the local news media, many of whom are not sympathetic to Carter's belief that his players must have goals beyond college ball or the NBA. Coach Carter also features Rob Brown and Rick Gonzalez as members of the team, and R&B diva Ashanti in her film debut as the girlfriend of one of Carter's players.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/16/2008
UPC: 0097361399348
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:16:00

Special Features

Coach Carter: The Man Behind the Movie; Fast Break at Richmond High; 6 Deleted scenes; "Hope" music video by Twista featuring Faith Evans; Writing Coach Carter: The Two Man Game; Coach Carter: Making the Cut; Theatrical trailer HD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Samuel L. Jackson Ken Carter
Robert Ri'chard Damien Carter
Rob Brown Kenyon Stone
Ashanti Kyra
Debbi Morgan Tonya
Rick Gonzalez Timo Cruz
Antwon Tanner Worm
Nana Gbewonyo Junior Battle
Channing Tatum Jason Lyle
Texas Battle Maddox
Denise Dowse Principal Garrison
Adrienne Bailon Actor
Dana Davis Actor

Technical Credits
Thomas Carter Director,Executive Producer
Carlos Barbosa Production Designer
Tim Beach Art Director
Peter E. Berger Editor
Damien Carter Consultant/advisor
Ken Carter Consultant/advisor
David Gale Producer
John Gatins Screenwriter
Sarah Halley-Finn Casting
Jennifer Hawks Musical Direction/Supervision
Randi Hiller Casting
Mark Anthony Little Asst. Director
Debrae Little Costumes/Costume Designer
Sharone Meir Cinematographer
Marco Miehe Set Decoration/Design
Nan Morales Executive Producer
Trevor Rabin Score Composer
Brian Robbins Producer
Caitlin Scanlon Executive Producer
Mark Schwahn Screenwriter
Save Scott Choreography
Robert L. Sephton Sound/Sound Designer
Sharla Sumpter Executive Producer
Van Toffler Executive Producer
Mike Tollin Producer

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Coach Carter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Coach Carter was a good movie!!! Not that great but I liked it. I would recommend this to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just rented this movie and I was very impressed with how well Samuel L. Jackson and the rest of the cast did with their performance. I was even surprised how Ashanti was. She's an ok actress comapred to some of them today. The movie had a good story and good basketball game scenes. Samuel L. Jackson is a very inspiring character in this movie and he does a great job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really great movie! I think that the actors did a great job with the basketball scenes. I loved it, because it was very inspirational and interesting.
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