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Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and inspired by a true story, The Great Debaters chronicles the journey of a brilliant but volatile coach (Denzel Washington) who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small, modest black college in East Texas into an elite debate team while challenging the social mores of the time, culminating with a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard's championship team.

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(2013)
2 min 31 sec Duration
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  • Posted: November 22, 2007
  • Director: Denzel Washington
  • Writer: Robert Eisele
  • Studio: The Weinstein Company
  • Release: December 25, 2007
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Denzel Whitaker

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