The Great Debaters | 2007

Drama, Period
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 ...more

Cast

... Melvin B Tolson

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... James Farmer, Sr.

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... Hamilton Burgess

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... Captain Wainwright

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... Sheriff Dozier

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... Pearl Farmer

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... Henry Lowe

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... Harland Osbourne

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... James Farmer, Jr.

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... Ruth Tolson

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... Samantha Booke

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... Helen Farmer

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Company

300 Ninjas Inc

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Air On Location

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Babok & Levin

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Synopsis

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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