The great debaters [DVD] / TWC presents a Harpo Films production ; produced by Todd Black ... [et al.] ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington.
- ISBN: 1594450277
- ISBN: 9781594450273
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Widescreen version.
- Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products, c2008.
Special features: deleted scenes; "The great debaters : an historical perspective;" "That's what my baby likes," music video; "My soul is a witness," music video.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; edited by Hughes Winborne ; music, Peter Golub, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, David J. Bomba.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, John Heard, Kimberly Elise.
Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.
|Target Audience Note:||
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality.
|System Details Note:||
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.
In English, or dubbed French; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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