Samuel L. Jackson plays the controversial high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated team due to their collective poor academic record in 1999.
In 1999, Ken Carter, a successful sporting goods store owner, accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school in a poor area of Richmond, CA, where he was a champion athlete. As much dismayed by the poor attitudes of his players as well as their dismal play performance, Carter sets about to change both. He immediately imposes a strict regime typified in written contracts that include stipulations for respectful behavior, a dress code and good grades as requisites to being allowed to participate. The initial resistance from the boys is soon dispelled as the team under Carter's tutelage becomes a undefeated competitor in the games. However, when the overconfident team's behavior begins to stray and Carter learns that too many players are doing poorly in class, he takes immediate action. To the outrage of the team, the school and the community, Carter cancels all team activities and locks the court until the team shows acceptable academic improvement. In the ensuing debate, Carter fights to keep his methods, determined to show the boys that they need to rely on more than sports for their futures and eventually finds he has affected them more profoundly than he ever expected. Written by Kenneth Chisholm ([email protected])
Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Robert Ri'chard, Rick Gonzalez, Nana Gbewonyo, Antwon Tanner, Channing Tatum, Ashanti, Texas Battle, Denise Dowse, Debbi Morgan, Mel Winkler, Vincent Laresca, Sidney Faison, Octavia Spencer, Sonya Eddy, Gwen McGee, Ausanta, Adam Clark, Paul Rae, Eugene Lee, Adrienne Bailon, Dana Davis, Bob Costas, Ray Baker, Lacey Beeman, Marc McClure, Kara Houston, Carl Gilliard, Taryn Myers, Carolina Garcia, Jenny Gago, Ben Weber, Sylva Kelegian, Marcus Woodswelch, Derrelle Owens, Quiana Potts, Nina N. Onwubere, Terrell Byrd, Tara Jett, Richard Vasquez, Floyd Levine, Rob Fukuzaki, Gregory Storm, Tracey Costello, Mark Jones, Deena Dill, Gregg McMullin, Andy Umberger, Leonard L. Thomas, Darin Rossi, Deon Lewis, David Medrano, Michael Jesse James, Mario Garcia, Danny Kanamori, Mark McClanahan, Brandon Jerrard Pratt, Chris Young, Clyde Goins, Dustin Fuller, Maya Dennis, Felise Johnson, Rashaé Minor, Marae Onsgard, Tawni Sua, Miranda White, Cindy Chiu, Jessica Church, Jessica Herrera, Nicole Oliveros, Kasie Sage, Nicole Volmer, Deanna Watkins, Lizzie Lander, Diana Charles, Chauntal Lewis, Michelle Boehle, Anna Zielinski, Tanee McCall, Allison Kyler, Kristi Crader, Diona Robinson, Nicole Neal, Kerry Wee, Brandon Phillips, Britta'ny Dixon, Roland Tabor, Robert Hoffman, Isaiah Vest, Marty Dew, Ryan B. Adams, John Barry, Steven Barry, Julius Callahan, Susyn Elise Duris, Justin Rodgers Hall, Trae Ireland, Matthew Jackson, Shavon Kirksey, Don Le, Roger Lim, Danielle McKee, Tiffany Michael, Carlos Moreno Jr., Muriel Redoute, Rhea Roma, Tony Sagastizado I, Bruno Sandoval, Roberto Santana, Katie Soo, Aleksandr Sountsov, Levi Tinker, Christina Wickers
Video Codec: XVID
Audio Codec: English / AC3 2ch
Resolution: 4:3 / 496x368
Year: 2005, Germany, USA
MPAA Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language, teen partying and some drug material.