Coach Carter [Blu-ray] [2005]

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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 25)

Synopsis


Coach Carter
The true-life story of a coach who tries to teach his players that there's more to life than basketball is brought to the screen in this sports drama. Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) was once a star player on the Richmond High School basketball team in Richmond, CA, and years later, after establishing himself in publishing and marketing, he returns to the school and to the team as the new basketball coach. Carter quickly sees that his work is cut out for him -- the team is having an awful season, and their fights off the court are more decisive than their play on the court. While Carter wants to make the Richmond Oilers into a winning team, he also wants a lot more -- to teach the boys to respect themselves and one another, and that they must excel in the classroom as well as in the gymnasium. Under Carter's guidance, the team turns their losing season around, with the state title a genuine possibility. However, when Carter learns that a number of his players have let their grade point averages slip below 2.3, as mandated in a contract he entered into with the students, he decides to lock the team out of the gym and send them into study hall until their marks improve. Carter's plan quickly becomes a subject of controversy among parents and team boosters, and their objections are soon picked up by the local news media, many of whom are not sympathetic to Carter's belief that his players must have goals beyond college ball or the NBA. Coach Carter also features Rob Brown and Rick Gonzalez as members of the team, and R&B diva Ashanti in her film debut as the girlfriend of one of Carter's players. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson - Ken Carter
  • Robert Ri'chard
    Robert Ri'chard - Damien Carter
  • Rob Brown
    Rob Brown - Kenyon Stone
  • Ashanti
    Ashanti - Kyra
  • Debbi Morgan
    Debbi Morgan - Tonya



Overall customer rating

4.8
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underdogs in the hood

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    Pauly
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    This movie is amazing to show young athletes that no matter where you attend there is always a way out to turn your life into something meaningful! The movie is great from beginning to end without a doubt! I remember watching it in high school when I was an athlete and it was just a great movie hit me right in the heart!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sports Movie

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    Advtraveller
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    Based on a true story of a mediocre high school team in Richmond California, Samuel Jackson is a coach who shapes up the team by instilling discipline and values of being a student athlete. Typical Samuel Jackson, "contracts" are issued that the coach expects the players to live up to. He ends up turning the team into a nearly unbeatable team that also values studying and meeting lifes challenges.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    more than a typical sports movie

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    Beagle411
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    Great acting. But the power of this movie relies on the veracity of his characters, the environment, they must conquer to achieve what seemed impossible and the will to get there. The final outcome is not as important as what the life learning lessons, that will guide them to a better future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect $5 deal for good movie

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    1TheBranMan1
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    This is a good teen's sports movie and one of Sam Jackson's most underrated performances. This is a relic of a Blu-Ray with DVD like picture quality and decent sound. I'm not disappointed because of my fondness of the movie and the great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One Samuel L. Jackson's best movies

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    LeonC79
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    Samuel L. Jackson was great in this movie. He reminded me of coaches I knew in high school that wanted kids to excel and achieve beyond sports. Its a very inspiring story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great movie with Sam Jackson

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    Layz

    Samuel L Jackson does a great job as Ken Carter. I like the collection he gets with the actors and the bond they have makes the movie feel real. This movie reminds me of Lean On Me with that basketball feel

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Riv33
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    I’ve loved this movie for a long time. I work in juvenile detention and it gives a good message for them

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie

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    Deewalt
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    This has always been one of my favorite movies and has such a great message.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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