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The great debaters

Author: Todd BlackDenzel WashingtonRobert EiseleJeffrey PorroNate Parker; et al; All authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView 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: Feature films
Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Melodrama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Black; Denzel Washington; Robert Eisele; Jeffrey Porro; Nate Parker; Jurnee Smollett; Denzel Whitaker; Forest Whitaker; John Heard; Kimberly Elise; Peter Golub; James Newton Howard; Weinstein Company.; Harpo Films.; et al
ISBN: 1594450277 9781594450273
OCLC Number: 228022369
Language Note: In English, or dubbed French with optional Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: deleted scenes; "The great debaters : an historical perspective;" "That's what my baby likes," music video; "My soul is a witness," music video.
Credits: Director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; edited by Hughes Winborne ; music, Peter Golub, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, David J. Bomba ; story by Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, John Heard, Kimberly Elise.
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, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Special features include deleted scenes, "The great debaters: A historical perspective", "That's what my babylikes" music video, "My soul is a witness" music video.
Responsibility: TWC presents ; a Harpo Films production ; produced by Todd Black ... [et al.] ; 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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