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.

GENRES:  Drama
DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington

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Denzel Washington Melvin B. Tolson
Jurnee Smollett Samantha Booke
Nate Parker Henry Lowe
Forest Whitaker Dr. James Farmer Sr.
Denzel Whitaker James Farmer Jr.
Kimberly Elise Pearl Farmer
Jermaine Williams Hamilton Burgess
Gina Ravera Ruth Tolson
John Heard Sheriff Dozier
Devyn A. Tyler Helen Farmer (as Devyn Tyler)
Trenton McClain Boyd Nathaniel Farmer
Ritchie Montgomery Deputy

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