Pride

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Released 2007

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Released:
2007
Rating:
PG
Pride (2007) is an inspirational sports movie centered around an African-American swim coach determined to break racial barriers in his community. The film was written by Kevin Michael Smith, Michael Gozzard, and J. Mills Goodloe; Sunu Gonera directs. Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard), an educated college-graduate has difficulty securing a job as an African-American in 1974. He decides to fight this racial bias by starting an all black swim team. Ellis renovates a dilapidated pool where he meets an ornery janitor named Elston (Bernie Mac), who eventually warms up to Ellis and helps him with his project. They then recruit five young black men who have been thrown off of a basketball court for disorderly conduct. It is not long before Andre (Kevin Phillips), Hakim (Nate Parker), Reggie (Evan Ross), Puddin' Head (Brandon Fobbs), and Walt (Alphonso McAuley) are in the water training for hours a day. Ellis and the team hope to prove the local white team that they are just as capable of swimming and winning the championship. Pride is an uplifting story about one man's mission to overcome all odds against him. Two thumbs up!moreless

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  • 60

    The New York Times

    The movie serves up the expected ratio of setbacks to triumphs and closes with video footage of the real Jim Ellis. But when sinewy young idealists glide through water to the tune ...

  • 60

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    Despite a second half that feels more routine than its first, Pride is a definite crowd-pleaser.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times

    Howard seems to be in an altogether different and substantially more idiosyncratic film. When the story calls for him to be Patton, he plays Kurtz.

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    African-American Drama, Biography