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Title The great debaters [videorecording] / 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.

Imprint [New York] : Weinstein Co., c2008.

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 Moore Video  PN1995.9.M45 G7438 2008    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition Widescreen [ed.].
Description 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation.
Language Closed-captioned.
Credits Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Cast Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise, Devyn Tyler, Trenton McClain Boyd.
Credits 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.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality.
Subject Debates and debating -- Texas -- Drama.
Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.) -- Drama.
African American college students -- Texas -- Drama.
African American college teachers -- Texas -- Drama.
Texas -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Melodrama -- Feature.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Black, Todd.
Forte, Kate.
Roth, Joe, 1948-
Washington, Denzel, 1954-
Winfrey, Oprah.
Eisele, Robert, 1948-
Porro, Jeffrey.
Parker, Nate, 1979-
Smollett-Bell, Jurnee, 1986-
Whitaker, Denzel, 1990-
Williams, Jermaine, 1982-
Whitaker, Forest.
Ravera, Gina.
Heard, John, 1946-2017.
Elise, Kimberly, 1971-
Tyler, Devyn.
Boyd, Trenton McClain.
Rousselot, Philippe, 1945-
Golub, Peter.
Howard, James Newton.
Crockett, David.
Weinstein, Bob, 1953-
Weinstein, Harvey, 1952-
Weinstein Company.
Harpo Films.
ISBN 1594450277
Standard No. 796019810708
Music No. 81070 Weinstein Company