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Coach Carter [DVD]

Samuel L. Jackson , Thomas Carter    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Directors: Thomas Carter
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: German, Turkish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Aug 2005
  • Run Time: 136 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009IGXKY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,007 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Based on the life of controversial High School basketball coach Ken Carter, who made national news in 1999 when he benched his entir e undefeated basketball team for poor academic performance. The coach forfeited two league games and made the gym off-limits until students raised their grades, a move that drew praise and criticism from parents and school officials.

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Samuel L. Jackson Coach Carter

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than just a basketball film 19 July 2006
By MCDee
Sam.L.Jackson shows that education is just as important to professional athletes as sport itself.His character develops from what appears to be a hard-line grades before games teacher rather than coach to a committed successful coach. Instead of him educating the young people, they themselves teach him a lesson as well.

Through his grit and determination, Ken Carter silences all doubters through showing the young people of Richmond that even in basketball there is stuff to learn. He helps to turn immature ballers, into respectable young basketball players.

The film contains some great basketball action, and a great hip-hop soundtrack to make it look and feel like you are a member of the Richmond community and experiencing it first-hand. There is genuine soul and meaning in this film.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than worth a look. 29 Aug 2005
By Andrew
I love it when I watch a film that that wasn't big enough to receive any pre-release hype nor did I go to see it at the cinema- and then it proves to be one of the better films of the year. I'm sure we've all watched films like this and this was definitely one of those for me. It is a bit of tired story though team doing badly gets new coach who then saves the day and I think that if anyone else was cast instead of Samuel L Jackson then this film would be lost to mediocrity. For me it succeeded being cheesy without actually being cheesy or corny if you know what I mean and there is an interesting twist to the coaches methods. Anyhow I won't spoil the story for you but it is very good, and if you're a basketball and/or Jackson fan it's worth adding to your collection but rent it first as I don't think I could sit through it too often!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny! 13 Jan 2006
Great film!!! This is an amazing film, with an immense performance from the legend himself Samuel L Jackson! If u aren't a basketball fan, it doesn't matter although if I was totally honest it may help, it's a brilliant film!

When I bought this film I could not stop watching it! If I was to be totally honest there are a couple of cheesey bits where you may be thinking that's just cheap but none the less it doesn't spoil the film! If you like hip hop it may even be worth getting the soundtrack because of the calibre of it, with songs such as 'Untouchable' by DMX representing. The actors in this film all have basketball skills and two of them can actually properly dunk the ball. This film does not have those shots where a player will takes a shot and you see the ball leave the hand and then the next thing you see is the ball going through the net, the players, in a way, are real! And to be honest I wish I was as good as the actors are.

I think this film is 'Worth every Penny' so there's nothing else to say except, buy it and enjoy it!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coach Carter - Brilliant 16 Aug 2005
By A Customer
I seen this film in the cinema and was expecting it to be alright, after the film finished I wanted to go back in and watch it again, it is a brilliant remake of a true story and Samuel L Jackson plays the part great. Coach Carter is one of the best films I have seen and everyone that I know that has seen it, agrees that is was really good. A MUST SEE film so go and WATCH IT. It is a brilliant story and touching to see what one man does for his school and basketball team just so they can succeed in life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Samuel L Strikes Again! 25 Aug 2005
This is the true story of Coach Ken Carter, who returns to his old high school in a rough area, to coach the school basketball team. Although it sounds like every other "Team doing badly, new coach saves all" story, this one has more to it than that.
Samuel L Jackson plays (as always) a fabulous part, coach, father, basketball player and truly good person.
I dont want to say alot more, as i dont want to ruin the story. Its definately worth a watch, was thoroughly enjoybale and even brought the odd lump to my throat!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
They seem to come out with a couple of these "coach transforms team" movies every year, and I'll be doggoned if they don't keep getting better and better. It's not hard to make a sports movie; throw some B-ball and cheerleaders in there somewhere, and we guys will watch it. It is hard, however, to make a good sports film. Coach Carter is the best kind of sports film because, when it comes down to it, the heart of the story really isn't about sports at all. It's about changing kids' lives and inspiring/threatening them to go out there and make a better life for themselves. Coach Carter succeeds where Friday Night Lights fails - yes, Friday Night Lights is a terrific film, but the message it conveys in the end is that sports, especially winning, is more important than anything else. Coach Carter cares about his kids a whole lot more than he cares about winning.
The basic story is pretty simple. Coach Carter takes over a team of undisciplined players who are used to losing games and underachieving in the classroom. Things are going to change. He tells the kids that they will win if they do as he says, but they will have to earn it, and they will have to hit the books as well as the courts if they are going to play for him. He makes them sign a contract: they have to agree to maintain a 2.3 GPA, attend all their classes (and sit on the front row), and dress up on game days. These requirements go beyond state guidelines for academic eligibility. Initially, many of the players balk, and one even walks. Coach has his guys ready to play, however, and they start out on a tremendous run. The kids get big heads and so some stupid things - and they pay for it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Classic film brought for my husband.
Published 4 days ago by Miss Jacqueline Y Raymond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Super movie
Published 10 days ago by David6832
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son picked this film and loves it.
Published 10 days ago by Little lou
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I cant write a review as the copy of coach carter i bought dosent play
Published 23 days ago by mr a death
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent film.
Published 1 month ago by SCM
5.0 out of 5 stars ... really into basketball but Samuel L Jackson plays a good part in...
not really into basketball but Samuel L Jackson plays a good part in this film as always, and I found myself enjoying it nonetheless
Published 1 month ago by knightofprayer7
5.0 out of 5 stars A real motivational movie with lots of lessons to be ...
A real motivational movie with lots of lessons to be learned from it. One of those movies that gets watched over and over again. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Big Bird
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as ordered and in good condition.
I really didn't know what to expect of a second hand item but the DVD arrived in a pictured cover (possibly the original) and the disk has been fine when watched. Read more
Published 2 months ago by firswoodred
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
very motivational, and thought provoking, good acting with an excellent storyline.
the "our greatest fear" speech is excellent, very good.
Published 3 months ago by paddybhoy2
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I work with a group of challenging teenagers and it's a great film as there is a powerful message. I recommend it. A great price too
Published 3 months ago by sandra
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