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