The Great Debaters

When the nation was in need, he inspired them to give us hope.

The Great Debaters (2007)


Inspired by a true story, Washington shines as a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.

Director: Denzel Washington

The Great Debaters Viooz
Score: 7.4/10 from 19 votes
Release Date: 2007-12-27
Status: Released
Run time: 126 min / 2:6
Production Company : The Weinstein Company
Production Country: United States of America


Denzel Washington
as Melvin B. Tolson
Jurnee Smollett
as Samantha Booke
Nate Parker
as Henry Lowe
Forest Whitaker
as Dr. James Farmer Sr.
Denzel Whitaker
as James Farmer Jr.
Kimberly Elise
as Pearl Farmer
Jermaine Williams
as Hamilton Burgess
Gina Ravera
as Ruth Tolson


Directing Denzel Washington Director
Writing Robert Eisele Writer

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