The Great Debaters

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Denzel Washington directs and stars in this uplifting drama based on a true story about a small East Texas all-black college in 1935 that rises to the top of the nation's debate teams in a duel against Harvard. A poet and debating coach at Wiley College, Professor Melvin Tolson (Washington) sees debating as "a blood sport" and recruits the meanest and brightest, including troubled Henry (Nate Parker), driven Samantha (Jurnee Smollet), and the 14-year-old prodigy James Farmer, Jr. (Denzel Whitaker). Director Denzel Washington Star Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett, John Heard, Nate Parker, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Gina Ravera, Kimberly Elise Special Features: Anamorphic Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo - English Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary Deleted Scenes Featurettes on Music Music Videos Text/ Photo Gallery: Casting Costume and Design Poetry of Melvin Tolson Year of Release: 2007.

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Director: Denzel Washington
Producer: Joe Roth
Producer: Kate Forte
Producer: Oprah Winfrey
Producer: Todd Black
Actor: Gregory Nicotero
Actor: Denzel Washington
Actor: Forest Whitaker
Actor: J.D. Evermore
Actor: Nate Parker
Actor: Denzel Whitaker
Actor: Jurnee Smollett
Actor: Devyn A Tyler
Actor: Damien Leake
Actor: Brad Watkins
Actor: Devyn Tyler
Actor: Glen Powell Jr.
Actor: Jackson Walker
Actor: Robert X. Golphin
Actor: Trenton McClain Boyd
Actor: Jermaine Williams
Actor: John Heard
Actor: Kimberly Elise
Actor: Justice Leak
Actor: Gina Ravera
Actor: Ritchie Montgomery
Actor: Tim Parati
Actor: Brian Smiar
Actor: Bonnie Johnson
Actor: George Wilson
Actor: Fahnlohnee R Harris
Actor: Glen Powell Jr
Actor: Harold Evans
Actor: Michael Mattison
Actor: Jeremiah Kissel
Actor: Marcus Lyle Brown
Actor: Alvin Youngblood Hart
Actor: Michael Beasley
Actor: Kelvin Payton
Actor: Jeff Braun
Actor: Frank Ridley
Actor: Jack Radosta

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