The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters (2007)

When the nation was in need, he inspired them to give us hope.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2007-12-27
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 498 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Weinstein Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
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The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African-American college students into a historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.

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    Production Denise Chamian Casting
    Art David J. Bomba Production Design
    Sound James Newton Howard Original Music Composer
    Camera Philippe Rousselot Director of Photography
    Production Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
    Production Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
    Directing Denzel Washington Director
    Art John R. Jensen Art Direction
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    Crew Russell Towery Stunts
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