Pride | 2007

Drama, Sports
The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis, a college-educated African-American, can't find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim converts an abandoned recreational pool hall in a Philadelphia slum with the help ...more

Cast

... Jim Ellis

Actor

... Elston

Actor

... Andre

Actor

... Reggie

Actor

... Hakim

Actor

... Puddin' Head

Actor

... Walt

Actor

... Sue Davis

Actor

... Franklin

Actor

... Willie

Actor

... Bink

Actor

... Jake

Actor

Company

Albert G Ruben Insurance Services Inc

Production Company

Production Company

Aqualung Productions

Production Company

Production Company

Cinered

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis, a college-educated African-American, can't find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim converts an abandoned recreational pool hall in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston, a local janitor. But when city officials mark the new Philadelphia Department of Recreation for demolition, Jim fights back--by starting the city's first African-American swim team. Recruiting troubled teens from the streets, Jim struggles to transform a motley team of novices into capable swimmers--all in time for the upcoming state championships. But as racism, violence and an unsympathetic city official threaten to tear the team apart, Jim must do everything he can to convince his swimmers that victory, both in and out of the pool, is within their reach.

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