Coach Carter

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Coach Carter ★★★ 2005 (PG-13)

Based on a true story of a coach who benched his entire team until their grades improved. Coach Carter (Jackson) is a selfmade sporting goods businessman who decides to take a basketball coaching job at his alma mater Richmond High. Carter is a strict disciplinarian and makes it clear that the boys must follow a certain set of rules to play for him, and each student is required to sign a contract to maintain a grade point average of 2.3. Despite the familiar plot of inspirational teacher making a difference, the movie rises above due to a good supporting cast and a great performance by Jackson, making excellent use of his commanding screen presence. 137m/C DVD, UMD . US Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Ri'chard, Debbi (Deborah) Morgan, Rick Gonzalez, Antwon Tanner, Denise Dowse, Rob Brown, Ashanti, Nana Gbewonyo, Channing Tatum, Texas Battle; D: Thomas Carter; W: Mark Schwahn, John Gatins; C: Sharon Meir; M: Trevor Rabin.