The Great Debaters

Release date:December 25, 2007

Studio:The Weinstein Company

Director:Denzel Washington

MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for l


Starring:Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker


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Plot Summary:

Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and inspired by a true story, "The Great Debaters" chronicles the journey of a brilliant but volatile coach (Denzel Washington) who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small, modest black college in East Texas into an elite debate team while challenging the social mores of the time, culminating with a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard's championship team.