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The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 12/27/2007 (US) Drama 2h 6m

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


The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African-American college students into a historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.

  1. Denzel Washington


  2. Jeffrey Porro


  3. Robert Eisele


Top Billed Cast

  1. Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

    Melvin B. Tolson

  2. Nate Parker

    Nate Parker

    Henry Lowe

  3. Forest Whitaker

    Forest Whitaker

    Dr. James Farmer Sr.

  4. Denzel Whitaker

    Denzel Whitaker

    James Farmer Jr.

  5. Kimberly Elise

    Kimberly Elise

    Pearl Farmer

  6. Jermaine Williams

    Jermaine Williams

    Hamilton Burgess

  7. Gina Ravera

    Gina Ravera

    Ruth Tolson

  8. John Heard

    John Heard

    Sheriff Dozier

  9. Devyn A. Tyler

    Devyn A. Tyler

    Helen Farmer

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The Great Debaters
The Great Debaters

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $30,226,144.00


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