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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Samuel L Jackson
Ashanti
Rick Gonzalez
Rob Brown
Directors
Thomas Carter
Screenwriters
Mark Schwan
John Gatins
Running Time
136 minutes

Coach Carter
Samuel L. Jackson as a hard-ass high-school basketball coach


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Plot
Ken Carter (Jackson) is an unorthodox high-school basketball coach, but while his methods raise eyebrows, the results can't be argued with. However, when Carter benches his entire team after discovering how abysmal their grades are, controversy is stirred...


Verdict
On paper a routine sports yarn. On screen, thanks to Jackson refusing to phone it in, far more satisfying than you might expect.


Reviewed by Simon Braund

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