Director: Denzel Washington

Writer(s): Robert Eisele (screenplay, story), Jeffrey Porro (story), Tony Scherman (American Legacy article that inspired the film)

Actors: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, John Heard, Devyn A. Tyler, Trenton McClain Boyd, Robert X. Golphin, Voltaire Sterling, Stephen Rider, Gordon Danniels, Michael Beasley, George Wilson, Sharon Jones, Marcus Lyle Brown, Jermaine Williams, Gina Ravera, Ritchie Montgomery

Synopsis: A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Release Date: December 25, 2007 (USA) | Length: 126 min | Genre: Biography, Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for language and brief sexuality.

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