Coach Carter (2005)
IMDb Rating 6.8
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Samuel L. Jackson Coach Ken Carter
Robert Ri'chard Damien Carter
Rick Gonzalez Timo Cruz
Ashanti Kyra
Rob Brown Kenyon Stone
Nana Gbewonyo Junior Battle
Antwon Tanner Worm
Channing Tatum Jason Lyle
Texas Battle Maddux
Denise Dowse Principal Garrison
Based on a true story of the man who locked his boys out of the gym until they focused on their schoolwork, this by-the-numbers crowd-pleaser holds together because a steely Samuel L. Jackson refuses to notice the parade of clichés he's trumpeting (the dialogue sticks to platitudes like, "Success in here is the key to success out there"). Coach Ken Carter (Jackson) takes over an unruly team of Richmond, California basketball players and teaches them how to play--and behave--like champions. His plight, which pits him against an uncooperative school board and parents who've given up hope, holds some interest, but the film is too concerned with giving us a Big Game every twenty minutes or so. The teens all have the spark of life in them (including pop star Ashanti, who features in a surprisingly well-handled teen pregnancy subplot), though the film's plodding familiarity means it's never really rousing, adding up to simply a good-natured amalgam of Stand and Deliver, Hoosiers, Dangerous Minds, and even Dead Poet's Society (one of the tougher players actually recites some inspirational poetry).--Steve Wiecking
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Sport
Director Thomas Carter (II); Thomas Carter
Producer David Gale; Brian Robbins
Writer John Gatins; Mark Schwahn
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 136 mins
Movie Release Date 1/14/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 495
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/5/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097363412649
Release Date 6/21/2005
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen
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