Coach Carter

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Coach Carter is a 2005 American biographical sports drama film directed by Thomas Carter. It is based on a true story of Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, who made headlines in 1999 for benching his... read more
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Coach Carter is a 2005 American biographical sports drama film directed by Thomas Carter. It is based on a true story of Richmond High School basketball coach Ken Carter portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, who made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated high school basketball team due to poor academic results. The story was conceived from a screenplay co-written by John Gatins and Mark Schwahn, who created the TV series One Tree Hill. The film also recycles a handful of plot devices from another television series, The White Shadow, which director Carter also co-starred in. The ensemble cast features Rob Brown, Channing Tatum, Debbi Morgan, and musical entertainer Ashanti. The film was a co-production between the motion picture studios of MTV Films and Tollin/Robbins Productions. Theatrically and for the home video rental market, it was commercially distributed by Paramount Pictures. Coach Carter explores professional ethics, academics and athletics. The sports action in the film was coordinated by the production company ReelSports. On January 11, 2005, the original motion picture soundtrack was released by the Capitol Records music label. The film score was composed and orchestrated by musician Trevor Rabin. Coach Carter premiered in theaters nationwide in the United States on January 14, 2005 grossing $67,264,877 in domestic ticket receipts. The film took in an additional $9,404,929 in business through international release for a combined worldwide total of $76,669,806. Preceding its initial screening in cinemas, the film was generally met with positive critical reviews. With its initial foray into the home video marketplace; the widescreen DVD edition of the film featuring deleted scenes, a music video, and special features among other highlights, was released in the United States on June 21, 2005.

Original Release

01/14/2005

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Cast

Samuel L. Jackson Coach Ken Carter
Ryan Adams Assistant Coach in Photo Album
Ashanti Maddux's Mother
Adrienne Bailon Dominique / Dominique (as Adrienne Eliza Bailon)
Rob Brown Kenyon Stone
Robert Ri'chard Damien Carter
Rick Gonzalez Timo Cruz
Channing Tatum Jason Lyle
Texas Battle Maddux
Lacey Beeman Susan
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Thomas Carter

Writers

Mark Schwahn, John Gatins

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson Coach Ken Carter
Ryan Adams Assistant Coach in Photo Album
Ashanti Maddux's Mother
Adrienne Bailon Dominique / Dominique (as Adrienne Eliza Bailon)
Rob Brown Kenyon Stone
Robert Ri'chard Damien Carter
Rick Gonzalez Timo Cruz
Channing Tatum Jason Lyle
Texas Battle Maddux
Lacey Beeman Susan
Octavia Spencer Mrs. Battle
Allison Kyler Dancer
Cindy Chiu Bay Hill Cheerleader
Dana Davis Peyton
Robert Hoffman Dancer
Debbi Morgan Tonya
Antwon Tanner Worm
Carlos Moreno Jr. Voice
Marc McClure Susan's Dad
Vincent Laresca Renny

Producers

Thomas Carter Executive Producer
Caitlin Scanlon Executive Producer
Van Toffler Executive Producer
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett Executive Producer
David Gale Producer
Brian Robbins Producer
Michael Tollin Producer
Nan Morales Producer
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett Producer

Editors

Peter E. Berger

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