Coach Carter -- Samuel L. Jackson plays the controversial high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated team due to their collective poor academic record in 1999.
An interview with the actual coach who inspired the film.Basketball may be a way out of the ghetto for some, but an education and self-confidence are the only things that will work for most. Samuel L. Jackson comes to an inner-city high school that's blessed with good athletes who are plagued with bad attitudes and worse GPAs. His task is clear: Instill in each of these young men the character of a winner, regardless of anyone's actual athletic ability. And that may mean benching them at the most crucial moment: when they've made it to the finals undefeated. Based on a true story.See the music video for Twista (featuring Faith Evans): Hope off the soundtrack.
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Based on an incredible true story, Coach Carter is the inspirational account of controversial basketball coach Ken Carter (Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson), who received both high praise and staunch criticism when he made national news for a gymnasium "lockout" of his entire undefeated team for poor academic performance. With the players, the parents, and the community rallying to get the team back on the court, Carter must overcome the obstacles of his environment and show the young men a future that stretches beyond gangs, drugs, prison and even basketball.
Samuel L. Jackson plays the controversial high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated team due to their collective poor academic record in 1999.
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