The Great Debators

What?  An inspirational sports movie that Jerry Bruckheimer DIDN’T produce?  What is the world coming to?  What’s next, a really crappy video game adaptation that doesn’t have Uwe Boll’s fingerprints all over it? 

This is a really great film and the directorial debut of Denzel Washington which makes it all the more memorable.  Starring Denzel and Forrest Whittaker, the movie combines inspirational sports movies like Glory Road and Remember the Titans with inspirational teacher movies like Dead Poets Society and tells the fascinating story of the Wiley College debate team – the first African American debate team to compete with Harvard – the best in the league in 1935. 

Not the same Marshall as We Are Marshall (that was Marshall University in West Virginia). 

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