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The great debaters

Author: Todd BlackKate ForteJoe RothDenzel WashingtonOprah WinfreyAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Weinstein Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen [ed.]View all editions and formats
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Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Melodrama
Feature films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Black; Kate Forte; Joe Roth; Denzel Washington; Oprah Winfrey; Robert Eisele; Jeffrey Porro; Nate Parker; Jurnee Smollett-Bell; Denzel Whitaker; Jermaine Williams; Forest Whitaker; Gina Ravera; John Heard; Kimberly Elise; Devyn Tyler; Trenton McClain Boyd; Philippe Rousselot; Peter Golub; James Newton Howard; David Crockett; Bob Weinstein; Harvey Weinstein; Weinstein Company.; Harpo Films.
ISBN: 1594450277 9781594450273
OCLC Number: 191685049
Language Note: English with dubbed French ; subtitles in English (for deaf and hard of hearing) and Spanish.
Notes: Special features: deleted scenes ; featurette: The great debaters, an historical perspective ; music videos.
Credits: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; editors, John Breinholt, Hughes Winborne ; music, Peter Golub, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, David J. Bomba ; art direction, John R. Jensen ; set decoration, Patrick Cassidy ; executive producers, David Crockett, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise, Devyn Tyler, Trenton McClain Boyd.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality.
Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Responsibility: the Weinstein Company presents a Harpo Films production ; produced by Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay by Robert Eisele ; directed by Denzel Washington.

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Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.

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