Running Time: 113 min
Directed By: Boaz Yakin
Written By: Gregory Allen Howard
Cast: Denzel Washington, Will Patton and Wood Harris
Movie Release Date: 29 September, 2000
Remember the Titans is one of those feel good movies, which inspire, fill you with a lot of pride and spirit and cause that big lump to form in your throat – for all purposes an inspirational movie. Said to be based on true events, this story talks about how in the early 1970s when black and white colleges are merged and even as the town erupts in protests, the most affected is the college football team. How the team learns to bridge this racial divide and go on to win every game in the season forms the story.
Now, this movie cannot be given any marks for originality or top of the grade scripting, but the actors especially Denzel Washington (as Coach Boone) and Will Patton (as Bill Yoast) help the film shine. They deliver very convincing performances which would otherwise have been just a mediocre film with an average oft repeated script. Even the predictable nature of the script, still manages to keep the suspense intact to make for a good viewing experience.
If you are looking for a football movie, this might not be the one, but a feel good movie it definitely is. Maybe you won’t learn how to improve your grip or how to make the perfect touchdown, but you will certainly leave the cinema with a little happy song in your heart.