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Relationship To Sports In Our Society. Coach Ken Carter returns to his old high school to accept the position of head basketball coach. He sets. Before Coach Carter took the helm of the program the movie shows a seen before in sports movies is that of the Coach/son relationships. Coach Carter's son is one of his star players as a freshman on the basketball team. A no-nonsense high-school basketball coach from Richmond, California, as well as director Thomas Carter (no relation to Ken Carter) commit to the the son who only wants to please his father (Robert Ri'chard), the good.
But they both insisted that the choices and decisions that kids make in high school would be reflective of the kinds of choices and decisions they would make as adults.
The movie portrays the only reason as being that his father wanted him to go to a more prestigious school.
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One line that Coach Carter says gives this away: Before high school my dad forewarned me that he would be twice as hard on me when I screwed up as he was on anyone else. And remember doing push-ups on certain occasions when other guys had only had to do 50 for the same thing.
Coach Dixon always demanded class out of us. He never let us humiliate opponents by bragging after a win or high-fiving and chest-thumping where others could see.
I loved the scene in the movie where Coach Carter shows the team what having no class looks like during a practice. He goes on in this scene to talk about how it is a cultural phenomena to rub it in when we win.
The character of Coach Carter is what makes this a decent movie. There is a number of negatives in the movie that would caution me to recommend this for anybody to watch.
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It is definitely a movie for a mature audience due to its use of bad language and the sexual issues that it deals with. A no-nonsense high-school basketball coach from Richmond, California, Carter became a national celebrity when he locked his undefeated team out of the gym because they were flunking their classes.
Despite enormous pressure from the inner-city community, he refused to let the kids play until their grades improved.Coach Carter (6/9) Movie CLIP - Our Deepest Fear (2005) HD
Carter's story was tailor-made for Robbins and Tollin, who previously produced such teen-friendly sports movies as Varsity Blues and Summer Catch. One can hear the pitch session already: Coach Carter is far from groundbreaking-in fact, it doesn't have an original bone in its body-but as inspirational sports movies go, it's not half-bad. By doing so, they're able to eke a few touching moments out of the many standard-issue subplots that make up the movie.
Jackson for the title role was also a smart decision. The actor is at his best when he's allowed to unleash his natural authority, and from the moment he strides on the basketball court here, there's no question about who's in charge. Jackson doesn't get the opportunity to show off his range in the part as written, Carter is basically a one-note characterbut he provides a strong anchor for the crowded cast.
Because this is the Hollywood version of Carter's story, his onscreen basketball team is made up of the usual collection of teen-movie stereotypes.