When Coach Carter learns that players on his team have not kept their grades up as per their contract, he locks the gym shut until they focus on learning.
4.5/5 Stars (2 ratings)
It begins on the street. It ends here.
In 1999, Ken Carter, a successful sporting goods store owner, accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school in a poor area of Richmond, CA, where he was a champion athlete. As much dismayed by the poor attitudes of his players as well as their dismal play performance, Carter sets about to change both. He immediately imposes a strict regime typified in written contracts that include stipulations for respectful behavior, a dress code and good grades as requisites to being allowed to participate. The initial resistance from the boys is soon dispelled as the team learns to rely on more than sports for their futures.
MPAA: Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language, teen partying and some drug material
Principal Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez and Robert Ri’chard
Director: Thomas Carter
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