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The Great Debaters (2007)

Country: USA

Genres: Biography, Drama

Taglines: When the nation was in need, he inspired them to give us hope.

Director: Denzel Washington

Writers: Robert Eisele, Jeffrey Porro, Tony Scherman

Stars: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, ...

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience.

Release Dates:

USA 11 Dec 2007 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
Canada 25 Dec 2007
USA 25 Dec 2007
Brazil 25 Jan 2008
Netherlands 06 Oct 2009 (DVD premiere)
Sweden 02 Dec 2009 (DVD premiere)
Norway 09 Dec 2009 (DVD premiere)
Japan 16 Jul 2011 (TV premiere)
Germany (DVD premiere)
Portugal 09 Jan 2012

Also Known As:

(original title) The Great Debaters
Brazil O Grande Debate
Brazil (DVD title) O Grande Desafio
Canada (French title) Le grand débat
Germany (DVD title) The Great Debaters - Die Macht der Worte
Norway (DVD title) Tha Challenge
Poland Klub dyskusyjny
Portugal Debate Pela Liberdade
Italy The Great Debaters - Il potere della parola
Norway (DVD title) The Challenge
Russia Большие спорщики