Pride (2007)

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: March 23, 2007 (limited)
DVD: June 26, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 3.70
based on 36 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise, Tom Arnold, Brandon Fobbs, Alphonso McAuley, Regine Nehy, Nathaniel Parker, Kevin Phillips, Scott Reeves, Evan Ross, Gary Sturgis

Synopsis

The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard), a college-educated African-American, can’t find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim fixes up an abandoned recreational pool hall in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston (Bernie Mac), a local janitor. But when the pool hall is marked for demolition, Jim fights back—by starting the city’s first African-American swim team.

Recruiting troubled teens from the streets, Jim struggles to transform a motley team of novices into capable swimmers—all in time for the upcoming state championships. But as racism, violence and an unsympathetic city official threaten to tear the team apart, Jim must do everything he can to convince his swimmers that victory, both in and out of the pool, is within their reach…

Director: Gary Sturgis
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Adam Rosenfelt, Michael Ohoven, Paul Hall, Brett Forbes, Patrick Rizzotti
Screenplay: Kevin Michael Smith, Michael Gozzard, J. Mills Goodloe, Norman Vance, Jr.
Official Site: www.pridefilm.com

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  • 5 stars "This was a very emotional movie, it clearly defines my character, very impressive."