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Coach Carter DVD Review

Samuel L. Jackson stars in the basketball movie, Coach Carter.
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Picture from the basketball movie, Coach Carter.
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When a high school hoops team scores big on the court but fails in the classroom, Coach Carter locks the doors... Check out Kidzworld's review of this basketball movie starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Coach Carter - High School Hoops

Coach Carter is based on the true story of Ken Carter who coached the Richmond High School basketball team in northern California. Coach Carter, played by Samuel L. Jackson, is a very demanding coach. He makes every player wear a shirt and tie on game day and sign a contract stating they'll do all their homework and get decent grades. On the court, Coach Carter's team is dominating. Richmond High is undefeated and thinking about a state championship. But when the coach finds out that some members of the team aren't passing all their classes, he locks the door to the gym and cancels the team's games until everyone on the team gets their grades up. The players, parents and fans become angrier than Ron Artest at a Piston's game, but Coach Carter won't back down.

Coach Carter - One Tough Coach

The acting of Samuel L. Jackson is the strongest part of this movie. If you've ever had a tough-as-nails coach who doesn't take attitude and loves watching players run and do pushups, you'll relate to Coach Carter. Jackson plays the role of the no-nonsense but caring role model perfectly. The rest of the cast, especially Rick Gonzalez, who plays the team's point guard, Timo Cruz, are also strong. Look out for singer Ashanti as well, who has a small part as the girlfriend of one of the team's star players.

Coach Carter - DVD Features

Tune into the Coach Carter DVD to catch extras that include six deleted scenes, two behind-the-scenes featurettes and a music video! You'll get to hear commentary from the real life players that the movie was based on and watch how they choreographed all the basketball scenes. A definite must have if you're a b-ball fan.

Coach Carter - Bottom Line

There have been dozens of different movies about the well-meaning coach who tries to turn around a team of underachieving school athletes. But Coach Carter is different and really worth watching. You can relate to all the characters, the on-court basketball action has you on the edge of your seat and there's a good message about succeeding both in school and on the basketball court.

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