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Pride (2007)

PG | | Drama, Family, Sport | 23 March 2007 (USA)
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The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

Director:

Sunu Gonera

Writers:

Kevin Michael Smith (screenplay), Michael Gozzard (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terrence Howard ... Jim Ellis
Bernie Mac ... Elston
Kimberly Elise ... Sue Davis
Tom Arnold ... Bink
Brandon Fobbs ... Puddin Head
Alphonso McAuley ... Walt
Regine Nehy ... Willie
Nate Parker ... Hakim
Kevin Phillips ... Andre
Scott Eastwood ... Jake (as Scott Reeves)
Evan Ross ... Reggie
Gary Anthony Sturgis ... Franklin (as Gary Sturgis)
Jesse Moore Jesse Moore ... Artrell (Willie's Father)
Carol Sutton ... Ophelia (Andre's Mother)
Tony Bentley ... Race Official (UOFB) (as Tony Bently)
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Storyline

The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two can reach higher than one. Eight will touch a miracle. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, language including some racial epithets, and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

P.D.R. See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,533,300, 23 March 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,036,608, 7 November 2014
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to his mini-documentary before his stand up special "Laugh At My Pain", actor/comedian Kevin Hart said he was a part of this real swim team in Philadelphia. See more »

Goofs

Swimmers did not use goggles in swim meets (not in Philly anyway) in 1974. They were used in practice. Googles in meets started later. Also swimmers did not use the style of start (grabbing the block and throwing your arms forward) in 1974. This also started much much later. I was a swimmer in Philly in the late 60's till about 1977. See more »

Quotes

Jim Ellis: My life is way too short for me to spend my time around people who don't care about nothin'.
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Connections

Spoofed in Movie 43 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I LOVE MUSIC
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble) and Leon Huff
Performed by The O'Jays
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records
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Racist?
27 March 2007 | by CarstairsConsidersSee all my reviews

I'm surprised by some of the comments here. I'm white, I went to see the movie this weekend, and I thought it was great.

Yes, there are some white characters that treat our heroes horribly. But that rang true for me. This was 1974 Philedelphia, after all. And racism is a horrid part of our past.

But all the characters, even our heroes, are flawed. And there are a couple African American characters who are more evil then any of the white characters are.

Furthermore, the entire point of the movie is that pride is something you have to earn. Before you can be proud of yourself, you have to earn it. This applies to everyone, no matter what your background.

Go see this movie for yourself and make up your own mind. Personally, I found it inspiring and well worth watching.


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