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USA: Paramount Pictures Corporation
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: Samuel L Jackson, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown, Debbi Morgan, Ashanti, Rick Gonzalez, Antwon Tanner, Nana Gbewonyo, Channing Tatum, Ryan B Adams, Adrienne Bailon, Ray Baker, Texas Battle, Lacey Beeman, Michelle Boehle, Terrell Byrd, Adam Clark, Dana Davis, Deena Dill, Denise Dowse, Sidney Faison, Carolina Garcia, Carl Gilliard, Robert Hoffman, Trae Ireland, Vincent Laresca, Roger Lim, Gwen McGee, David Michie, Carlos Moreno Jr, Paul Rae, Rhea Roma, Roberto Santana, Aleksandr Sountsov, Jason Sweet, Jaimie Teate, Brent Toney, Christina Wickers
Director: Thomas Carter
USA & UK: 136 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language, teen partying and some drug material
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate language and brief sex references
USA Release Date: 14 January 2005
UK Release Date: 25 February 2005
Tension mounted as the Richmond High Oilers faced the upcoming basketball championship. The town was wild with excitement over their undefeated team and the bleachers were filled with cheering fans for every game. No one could imagine that on January 4, 1999 the community would erupt in dissention and so many lives would change forever when Coach Ken Carter padlocked the gym, refusing the players access for failing to keep up their grades.
Inspired by a true story, COACH CARTER is an inspirational account of controversial high school basketball coach Ken Carter (Samuel L Jackson), who received both high praise and staunch criticism when he made national news for benching his entire undefeated team for poor academic performance.
Set in Richmond, California, this rousing, heartfelt portrayal of human courage and conviction is about overcoming the obstacles of your environment and showing young men a future that stretches beyond gangs, drugs, prison, and yes...even basketball.