Remember the Titans movie was released on September 29, 2000. Luckily, I was in Miami, Florida in November 2000 and my American hostess took me to a multiplex to see this movie. I had the option of watching the movie or going to see a real American football match. I relish the decision I took in opting to watch this great movie. After coming to Sri Lanka, I used this movie to inspire the young children. Children loved it so much they created a dance to start the day at Horizon Lanka Academy closely resembled to the Titan’s dance in the movie.
Remember the Titans was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The film is based on the true story of African American coach Herman Boone (played by Denzel Washington,) and the way he united a racially divided team at the T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia during the early 1970s. Bill Yoast (Will Patton) is the Assistant Coach of the school who first opposed Boone and later supported him. The film includes the real life portrayal of athletes Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell too.
In 1971, T. C. Williams High School hires a black head coach, Herman Boone to coach the school football team. Team’s present coach, Bill Yoast is hurt by decision and decides to quit. Boone offers him the post of assistant coach but Yoast refuses it. But then the white players tell Yoast that if he quits, they too will follow suit. Having feared that the white players will lose the chance to play for the season he agrees to work under Boone as the assistant coach.
The team goes for a rigorous football training camp and Boone asks each player to share a room with a player of the opposite race. There are enormous clashes inside the rooms and at the training sessions but with Boone’s coaxing players understand that the unity is the only way to perform better in the sport. The Titans complete the season undefeated and both the Black and White neighborhoods start to appreciate the unity of the team though initially the white people are enraged by Boone’s decision to play both races together.
I think I already revealed too much. Why not buy the DVD yourself and watch what happens afterwards. You will not regret the investment you make on the DVD.