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The Great Debaters is a american film of genre Drama directed by Denzel Washington released in USA on 27 december 2007 with Forest Whitaker

The Great Debaters (2007)

The Great Debaters
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Released in USA 27 december 2007
Length 2h6
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama
Rating74% 3.7487853.7487853.7487853.7487853.748785

The Great Debaters is a 2007 American biopic period drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington and produced by Oprah Winfrey and her production company, Harpo Productions. It is based on an article written about the Wiley College debate team by Tony Scherman for the 1997 Spring issue of American Legacy.
The film co-stars Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker, Gina Ravera, Jermaine Williams and Jurnee Smollett. The screenplay was written by Robert Eisele. The film was released in theaters on December 25, 2007.

Synopsis

Based on a true story, the plot revolves around the efforts of debate coach Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) at historically black Wiley College to place his team on equal footing with whites in the American South during the 1930s, when Jim Crow laws were common and lynch mobs were a pervasive fear for blacks. In the movie, the Wiley team eventually succeeds to the point where they are able to debate Harvard University. This was their 47th annual debate team.

Actors

Forest Whitaker

(Dr. James Farmer Sr.)
Nate Parker

(Henry Lowe)
Jurnee Smollett-Bell

(Samantha Booke)
Denzel Whitaker

(James Farmer Jr.)
Denzel Washington

(Melvin B. Tolson)
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