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Based on a true story of a coach who benched his entire team until their grades improved. Coach Carter (Jackson) is a self-made 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.

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Available on Running time 137 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Sports Dramas, True Stories, Biopics: Sports, Basketball, High School, Gangs, Dedicated Teachers, Juvenile Delinquents
Mark Schwahn, John Gatins
Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Ri'chard, Debbi (Deborah) Morgan, Rick Gonzalez, Antwon Tanner, Denise Dowse, Rob Brown, Ashanti, Nana Gbewonyo, Channing Tatum, Texas Battle
Sharon Meir
Thomas Carter
Trevor Rabin
Robert L. Sephton, Jennifer Hawks, Peter E. Berger, Tim Beach, Debrae Little, Carlos Barbosa
Brian Robbins, Mike Tollin, David Gale, MTV Films, Tollin/Robbins Productions

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Coach Carter
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Of course the first reason why I like this movie is because Channing Tatum is in it. He is my all-time favorite actor. The players are required to sign a contract to get at least a 2.3 GPA. Some of the players aren't too happy with this because some of them can't really keep up. They are good players but if they can't follow the rules then they get booted. Good players aren't excused from these rules Carter has for them. But in the end they all become a good team with good grades.