Release DateDecember 25, 2007
StudioThe Weinstein Company
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Cast and Crew
ProducerOprah Winfrey, Kate Forte, Denzel Washington, Todd Black, Joe Roth
ScreenwriterRobert Eisele, Suzan-Lori Parks
Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and inspired by a true story, "The Great Debaters" chronicles the journey of a brilliant but volatile coach (Denzel Washington) who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small, modest black college in East Texas into an elite debate team while challenging the social mores of the time, culminating with a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard's championship team.