The Great Debaters (2007)

The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.

Directing:
  • Denzel Washington

Writing:
  • Robert Eisele
  • Jeffrey Porro

Stars:
Release Date: 2007-12-27
themoviedb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 126
  • Budget: $15,000,000
  • Revenue: $30,226,144
Michael Beasley
Michael Beasl...
Trudell
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washin...
Melvin B. Tolson
Nate Parker
Nate Parker
Henry Lowe
Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitak...
Dr. James Farmer Sr.
Denzel Whitaker
Denzel Whitak...
James Farmer Jr.
Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elis...
Pearl Farmer
Jermaine Williams
Jermaine Will...
Hamilton Burgess
Gina Ravera
Gina Ravera
Ruth Tolson
John Heard
John Heard
Sheriff Dozier
Devyn A. Tyler
Devyn A. Tyle...
Helen Farmer
Trenton McClain Boyd
Trenton McCla...
Nathaniel Farmer
Ritchie Montgomery
Ritchie Montg...
Deputy
Jackson Walker
Jackson Walke...
Pig Owner
Tim Parati
Tim Parati
Pig Farmer
Robert X. Golphin
Robert X. Gol...
Dunbar Reed
Justice Leak
Justice Leak
Harland Osbourne
Glen Powell
Glen Powell
Harvard Debater #1
Damien Leake
Damien Leake
Wilson
Voltaire Sterling
Voltaire Ster...
Paul Quinn Debater #1
Stephen Rider
Stephen Rider
Paul Quinn Debater #2
Gordon Danniels
Gordon Dannie...
Paul Quinn Debate Judge
Donny Boaz
Donny Boaz
Oklahoma City College Debater #1
Bonnie Johnson
Bonnie Johnso...
Dr. Jennings
Charissa Allen
Charissa Alle...
Benita
Georges Wilson
Georges Wilso...
Samuel
J.D. Evermore
J.D. Evermore
Captain Wainwright
Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones
Lila
Kelvin Payton
Kelvin Payton
Joseph
Michael Mattison
Michael Matti...
White Sharecropper #1
Frank Ridley
Frank Ridley
Security Guard
Jeremiah Kissel
Jeremiah Kiss...
Radio Announcer at Harvard Debate
Rhiannon Giddens
Rhiannon Gidd...
Juke Joint Musician #4
Marcus Lyle Brown
Marcus Lyle B...
Howard Debater #1
Jurnee Smollett
Jurnee Smolle...
Samantha Booke
Harold Evans
Harold Evans
William Taylor
Dom Flemons
Dom Flemons
Juke Joint Musician #2
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