: : : The Great Debaters
===Story=== From two time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and an ensemble cast lead by Washington that includes Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, comes ''The Great Debaters''. Inspired by a true story, ''The Great Debaters'' chronicles the journey of Professor Melvin Tolson, a brilliant but volatile debate team coach who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep south into an historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the tiem and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as his radical political views. In their pursuit for excellence, Tolson's debate team receives a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard University's championship team.


Denzel WashingtonMelvin B. Tolson
Nate ParkerHenry Lowe
Jurnee SmollettSamantha Booke
Denzel WhitakerJames Farmer Jr.
Jermaine WilliamsHamilton Burgess
Forest WhitakerDr. James Farmer Sr.
Gina RaveraRuth Tolson
John HeardSheriff Dozier
Kimberly ElisePearl Farmer
Devyn A. TylerHelen Farmer (as Devyn Tyler)
Trenton McClain BoydNathaniel Farmer
Ritchie MontgomeryDeputy
Jackson WalkerPig Owner
Tim ParatiPig Farmer
Robert X. GolphinDunbar Reed

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