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Pride (2007)

Rating:PG (for thematic material, language including some racial epithets, and violence)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:March 23, 2007
Running time:104 minutes
Cast:Terence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise, Tom Arnold, Brandon Fobbs
Director:Sunu Gonera
Producer:Brett Forbes, Paul Hall, Patrick Rizzotti, John Sacchi
Writer:Michael Gozzard, Kevin M. Smith
Distributor:Lionsgate

Description: The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis, a college-educated African-American, can't find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim converts an abandoned recreational pool hall in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston, a local janitor. But when city officials mark the new Philadelphia Department of Recreation for demolition, Jim fights back--by starting the city's first African-American swim team. Recruiting troubled teens from the streets, Jim struggles to transform a motley team of novices into capable swimmers--all in time for the upcoming state championships. But as racism, violence and an unsympathetic city official threaten to tear the team apart, Jim must do everything he can to convince his swimmers that victory, both in and out of the pool, is within their reach.

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