remember the titans
the year: 2000
the genre: sports
the cast: Denzel Washington (Coach Herman Boone); Will Patton (Coach Bill Yost); Wood Harris (Julius Campbell); Ryan Hurst (Gerry Bertier); Hayden Panettiere (Sheryl Yost)
the plot: In the early 1970s, two schools in Alexandria Virginia integrate forming T.C. Williams High School. The head coach of the Titans is replaced by Herman Boone. Tensions arise when players of different races are forced together on the same football team. Many of these tensions are eased during the two-week training camp in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, but when players return to Alexandria the players find the city in turmoil due to the forced desegregation of the high school.
don't miss: Sunshine's "tryout" for the team.
listen for: "We will be perfect in every aspect of the game. You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile. You fumble the football, and I will break my foot off in your John Brown hind parts. And then you will run a mile. Perfection. Let's go to work."
did you know: it was actually an old toilet that was thrown through the Boone's window, not a brick - but film makers thought this would add humor to a serious situation so they changed it.
extra bonus points: if you know who, in Greek mythology, actually DID defeat the Titans.
also listen for: "Now THAT'S a Momma joke."
did you also know: the state championship game was played at 12 o'clock noon on Saturday, not at night as portrayed in the movie.