Release date: 29 September 2000 (USA)
Director: Boaz Yakin
Writer: Gregory Allen Howard
Cast: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris
Runtime: 113 Minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Role: Emma Hoyt
Synopsis: The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
Video Clips & Interviews:
- Emma: Julius Campbell.. Hi, I’m Emma Hoyt.
- Emma: Well, I guess now we’ve met.
- Emma: Good luck, Julius.
- There is one scene in the film, where a brick is thrown through Coach Boone’s window. In real-life, it was an old toilet that was thrown, but film makers thought that would add humor to the serious situation.
- Tourists often went to the real T.C. Williams High School after the movie was released, according to Sports Illustrated, and were very surprised that the real school does not look like the one in the movie. The movie was not filmed in Alexandria; it was filmed in various locations in Georgia.
- The state championship game was played at 12 o’clock noon on Saturday, not at night as portrayed in the movie.