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The Great Debaters


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Release Date: December 25, 2007Running Time: 127 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $30,226,144.00
Genre: Drama, Historical, Period

Cast:

Denzel Washington

Forest Whitaker

Jermaine Williams

John Heard

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Summary:
Professor Melvin Tolson, a brilliant but volatile debate team coach, uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep south into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the time and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as his radical political views. In their pursuit for excellence, Tolson's debate team receives a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard University 's championship team.

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