• Release Date: December 25, 2007
  • Run Time: 2 hr 7 min
  • Rating: PG-13 - depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for language and brief sexuality
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker
  • Director: Denzel Washington
  • Genre: Art House/Foreign, Drama

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.