Coach Carter

Coach Carter

DVD - 2005
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Inspired by a true story, this inspirational account of a high school basketball coach who received high praise, and staunch criticism, for benching his entire undefeated team due to their poor academic performances.

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MAXWHELAN
Aug 13, 2017

This is hugely uplifting, and the basketball scenes were exhilarating! Impossible to imagine that a coach like this could stick to his convictions - and because he did - he allowed so many gifted young men to soar to unimaginable heights...

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TRANNY_CLONES
Aug 15, 2014

This is one of Samuel L.Jackson's best performances in his entire career so far to date,but i am tired of seeing these sports movies period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ahlias123
Dec 05, 2013

This movie is based on true story that took place in one of the California’s high schools, about a basketball team and a coach who puts academics before sports. This is an extraordinary movie that conveys a very strong message with it. It could be used for educational, motivational, and personal purposes. The movie is about a basketball team who constantly loses and kids who have no aim or direction in life, a former basketball player and a sports good store owner takes up the job to coach the team. His techniques of teaching the kids discipline and respect are extremely remarkable and intelligent. He makes a great contribution into the team and helps them regain hope by winning games. However the coach’s goals aren’t just the wins in the game, he wants the kids to succeed and make something out of their lives, so he finds ways to encourage them to leave their bad choices behind and begin making new good ones that would allow the kids to have a secure future. The movie is setting a bar that contradicts the theory that success for young black males only lies in the field of entertainment as rappers or as sports players, that they can’t be sitting in a high school class and be learning anything to be successful in life. The movie and the characters cover topics such as, drugs, sex, murder, vandalism, success, responsibility, poverty, hunger, and discipline in areas that have higher rates of crimes due to these problems. This book could be a great family movie to watch and reflect on what we have available and take good advantage of it, or it could be used in a classroom to send out a strong message that education is important and without education, there is never a lifelong success that will last like knowledge does.

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phantomas
Jun 09, 2013

Hesiod said, "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." This is a movie about the arduous struggle of Ken Carter to lift up his community by widening the outlook of the local basketball team through education. You can find "Our deepest fear" in a book by Marianne Williamson titled A Return to Love. This movie offers one of the finest examples of Existentialism you will ever find: every one of us is responsible for who we are, responsible for the way we face and deal with the world, responsible for the way the world is. We cannot shift these burdens onto God, the economy, or the ways of the world. The value of a good movie is its ability to elevate the human spirit during its showing and its ability to sustain a human dream after it’s finished.

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kwarah
Nov 15, 2011

For resurrecting his students from the ashes of broken society, inept system, deliberate deprivation, neglect & indifference, Coach Carter deserves a Nobel Prize.

Every school in the world should have Coach Carter, setting higher academic & athletic standards for his students & demanding & guiding his students to achieve more than their dreams.

ONE OF THE BEST FILMS & INSPIRING STORY IN THE FILM INDUSTRY.

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mbazal
Jul 04, 2010

This movie had such a positive message!! Even though I don't enjoy basketball, I loved this movie!!

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phantomas
Jun 09, 2013

phantomas thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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mbazal
Jul 04, 2010

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phantomas
Jun 09, 2013

Coach Ken Carter: "What is your deepest fear?"
Timo Cruz: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our
presence automatically liberates others."

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mbazal
Jul 04, 2010

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

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mbazal
Jul 04, 2010

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.

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Jul 04, 2010

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