Reviewed by: Ron Reames
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|Featuring:||Denzel Washington, Donald Faison, Kip Pardue, Craig Kirkwood, Will Patton|
|Producer:||Mike Stenson, Michael Flynn, Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman|
|Distributor:||Walt Disney Pictures|
“Remember the Titans” is a testosterone-pumping, spirit-lifting, heart-thumping story about two football coaches, one black and one white, in a Virginia high school during its first year of integration. It is based on a true story.
Coach Boone, the lead character (Denzel Washington), is a hard-hitting, driven coach who must take a team filled with racism and teach them to work together for the greater good. It is 1971 in Alexandria, Virginia, and Coach Boone has inherited a program in which race hatred threatens to tear the team apart and destroy any chances of a winning season. There is a memorable scene in which Coach takes the team on a 3AM run and they end up in the Gettysburg cemetery where Coach delivers just one of his many inspirational talks to the team.
There are some real character building lessons in the movie. One of themes deals with the choices the white coach must make in choosing whether to be a man of integrity, or compromise right in order to get into the coaches’ Hall of Fame.
“Titans” has drama, laughs, tears, surprises and inspiring moments. The audience, with many young children in it, was very caught up in the drama. They laughed, applauded and enjoyed it very much. I heard only one or two mild profanities in the whole film. The only thing my wife didn’t like was the closeups of the football action. She said she couldn’t tell what was going on. I thought the scenes caught very well the hard-hitting, fast action of football.
Parents—take your children to see this movie and talk with them about integrity, character, acceptance, and winning in life.