The Great DebatersDrama
Box Office: $29.9M
PRINCIPAL CASTDenzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberley Elise, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Gina Ravera, Jermaine Williams, Misty Lockheart, Bonnie Johnson
A controversial figure, challenging the social mores of the time, Professor Melvin Tolson (Washington) used unconventional and ferocious teaching methods to shape a debate team at Wiley College, a small African American university in Texas during the 1930s. Fighting against all odds and paving their way to success, the team reaches a pivotal moment when they are faced with one of their greatest challenges yet… going up against Harvard University's critically acclaimed national championship debate team.
depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for language and brief sexuality
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