COACH CARTER (Theatrical Release USA 2005)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

Coach Carter—outstanding sports film—accesses the talents of Samuel L. Jackson to give an ample look from a sport coach’s point of view when faced with the need to balance academic needs with playing winning games for the school. This true-story-based film shows heart and deep care for the future of young men who play professional sports. It compares well to another good sports film Draft Day. Good work for Director Thomas Carter.

Storyline

A coach cares not only about winning games, but about winning an education.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Thomas Carter for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Thomas Carter, Caitlin Scanlon, Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, and Van Toffler for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Coach Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson), Kenyon Stone (Rob Brown), Damien Carter (Robert Ri’chard), Timo Cruz (Rick Gonzalez), Junior Battle (Nana Gbewonyo), Worm (Antwon Tanner), Jason Lyle (Channing Tatum), Kyra (Ashanti), Maddux (Texas Battle), Principal Garrison (Denise Dowse), Tonya (Debbi Morgan), and Coach White (Mel Winkler).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?  

Yes. This basketball movie plays ball with heart while telling a good story worth watching.

Ben Meyers

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