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Remember the Titans (2000)



Critic Consensus: An inspirational crowd-pleaser with a healthy dose of social commentary, Remember the Titans may be predictable, but it's also well-crafted and features terrific performances.

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Based on actual events that took place in 1971, a white southern high school is integrated with black students from a nearby school. Both schools are recognized for their football programs which are now unified. The black coach is chosen to be the head coach of the integrated team, leaving the previous white head coach with feelings of animosity at having to be an assistant under a black man.

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Denzel Washington
as Coach Herman Boone
Will Patton
as Coach Bill Yoast
Wood Harris
as Julius `Big Ju' Campbell
Ryan Hurst
as Gerry Bertier
Donald Faison
as Petey Jones
Craig Kirkwood
as Jerry `Rev' Harris
Ethan Suplee
as Lewis Lastik
Kip Pardue
as Ronnie `Sunshine' Bass
Hayden Panettiere
as Sheryl Yoast
Nicole Ari Parker
as Carol Boone
Kate Bosworth
as Emma Hoyt
Earl Poitier
as Blue Stanton
Ryan Gosling
as Alan Bosley
Earl C. Poitier
as Darryl "Blue" Stanton
Burgess Jenkins
as Ray Budds
Neal Ghant
as Glascoe
Preston Brant
as Jerry Buck
Michael Weatherly
as Kirk Barker
Gregory Alan Williams
as Coach `Doc' Hinds
Brett Rice
as Coach Tyrell
Richard Fullerton
as A.D. Watson
J. Don Ferguson
as Executive Director
Afemo Omilami
as Mr. Campbell
Andrew Masset
as Col. Bass
Tim Ware
as Mr. Bosley
Tom Turbiville
as Captain Hal
Tom Nowicki
as Coach Ed Henry
Jim Grimshaw
as Coach Taber
David Dwyer
as Coach Tolbert--Groveton
Walter Benjamin Keister
as Kip Tyler--Groveton
Lou Walker
as Ferdinand Day
Marion Guyot
as Mrs. Bertier
Rhubarb Jones
as Radio Announcer
Bob Neal
as Colorman
Paula Claire Jones
as White Girl No. 1
Kelly C. Cheston
as White Girl No. 2
Walker Jones
as White Kid No. 1
Ronald L. Connor
as Black Kid No. 1
Courtney James Stewart
as Black Kid No. 2
E.Y. Coley
as Official
B. Keith Harmon
as Crooked Official
Andy Francis
as Quarterback
Stuart Greer
as Marshall Assistant Coach
Scott Miles
as Fred Alderson
Kevin Dankosky
as Reporter No. 1
David Chandley
as Reporter No. 2
Scott Slade
as Reporter No. 3
Ric Reitz
as Reporter No. 4
Steve Barnes
as Titan Supporter
Shanda Besler
as Emma's Friend
Andrew Collins
as Black Newspaper Man
Steve Martin
as Heckler
Matt Adams
as Heckler
Marcus M. Moore
as Special Teams Coach
Ryan Duncam
as Opposition Quarterback
Ryan Duncan
as Opposition Quarterback
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Critic Reviews for Remember the Titans

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (40)

Inspiring football drama brings history to life.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Maybe it's all true. But one is always a little discomfited when life, or a movie, imitates weary melodramatic patterns this slavishly.

July 31, 2008 | Full Review…

The leads, Denzel Washington and particularly Will Patton, are so good they occasionally make you forget the material is shameless.

March 26, 2007 | Full Review…
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The emphasis on the players' developing mutual trust, is absorbing to watch and cleanly directed.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

The result is the sort of deeply massaged truth that isn't stranger than fiction -- it's worse than fiction.

March 22, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

When the hard battle for integration is served up as a feel-good package, we've all been bamboozled.

May 8, 2001 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for Remember the Titans


Sports dramas tend to follow a specific set of guidelines to tell its story. Ever films in the genre seem to embody the feel good aspect that has been a staple of the genre since the early sports movies, and I'm fine with that. With Remember the Titans, we have a good drama that is based on real events, and does something a bit different than your normal genre film, but it does add the typical elements that are we come to expect with these films. What is great about the film is the fact that it adds a lot to the story by showing the racial tension, and in doing that, the plot becomes more intricate, engaging and thought provoking. The performances are very good, and there several that stand out, especially that of its lead actors Denzel Washington and Will Patton. The film tackles an important subject that goes beyond the sports dramatic genre, and it does it pretty well. However, I did feel that at times there could have been a few improvements as well. Remember the Titans is a good film, but one that should really have stood considering the subject the film displays. If this wasn't released by Disney, then maybe a much better movie would have been made. This is good for what it is, but you end up wanting more from its story. For a sports film that uses the issue of race in its story, this film really should have been memorable. But what we have here is good entertainment, but to viewers wanting a bit more, you'll be a bit disappointed because like all other genre films, it is a tad predictable, and it left a lot of unexplored ideas that just never came to fruition. Nonetheless, Remember the Titans is a good story, one that showed teamwork in the face of prejudice, and in the end it's all that matters.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Denzel Washington leads the team on a charge until the final whistle in Remember the Titans, a grand and inspirational football film. This Walt Disney classic is a primitive display of adversity and courage. The amount of chemistry from the then-segregated gridiron warriors was remarkable and helped propel this film as a truly great and heartfelt sports movie for every generation to experience. 5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


Extremely formulaic sports drama, but with a great leading performance from Denzel Washington, this film becomes something more special.

Jameson Worley
Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

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