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Teen, 15 years old Written by kkl April 9, not rated for age Teen, 15 years old Written by zulybabygirl April 9, not rated for age Add your rating See all 18 kid reviews. Jacksona star athlete himself in an inner-city California high school, returns to coach the team.
He insists that each player sign a contract that includes wearing jacket and tie on game days, attending and sitting in the front row Coach carter way all classes, and maintaining a higher grade point average than the minimum required for participation in sports.
Many of the team members are struggling with other pressures, from a pregnant girlfriend played by pop star Ashanti to the money and excitement of street crime. Some of the players drop out. But some stay in, and the team begins to win. When Carter discovers that most of the players were not living up to their contracts, he padlocks the gym, refusing to let them play until all of them were caught up with their schoolwork and made good on all of their promises.
This draws the ire of school officials and parents alike. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Based on a true story, this movie compellingly takes the underdog-team-that-comes-from-behind story a step further.
Carter shows his player that the biggest obstacle is their own fear of trying for more than they have. Or unless you are the kind of person who calls himself a "realist" and thinks these kids are not worth trying to save. Their principal falls into that category.
She figures that they are not going to graduate anyway, so the best she can do is give them one great experience they can hold onto for the rest of their lives. For Carter, this was not about a winning season. It was about a winning life. He wanted his team to qualify for college scholarships.
And he wanted them to learn discipline, teamwork, and self-respect. Jackson is terrific, as always, and his talent to mesmerize an audience makes him a great choice to play a coach who can give hope to people who gave up a long time ago.
Just the way he says, "Sir," insisting and inspiring his team to call him "Sir" as well, tells you everything about his character and his relationship to the players. The young cast members in Coach Carter are more sure of themselves shooting hoops than they are showing emotion, but Jackson holds the screen so well that he gives them extra focus and presence.
Talk to your kids about Another great discussion could center on the passage quoted from Marianne Williamson often incorrectly attributed to Nelson Mandela: Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.Coach Carter: Well not quite your storybook ending huh. Not for us anyway. But you men played like champions you never gave up.
And champions hold their heads high. What you achieved goes way beyond the win-loss column or what’s gonna be written on the front page of the sports section tomorrow.
Jan 14, · Watch video · In , Ken Carter accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school in a poor area of Richmond, CA.
As much dismayed by the poor attitudes of his players as well as their dismal play performance, Carter sets about to change both/10(K). Jan 14, · As its title suggests, "Coach Carter" belongs, with recent pictures like "Friday Night Lights" and "Remember the Titans," to that special subcategory of sports movies, the inspirational coach .
The Reel Story: On the surface, "Coach Carter" — currently the #1 film in the country — looks to be a typical sports film, a tale of a coach inspiring his team to win the big game, make the. Coach Carter is based on a true story in which Samuel L.
Jackson plays the role of Ken Carter. He is offered a job to coach the basketball team at his former high school, Richmond High, where he was one of the best athletes to ever attend a . Jan 19, · A classic 'there's a new sheriff in town'-scene from Coach Carter.