The great debaters


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Physical Desc
2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Videodisc release of the 2007 motion picture.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; editors, John Breinholt, Hughes Winborne ; music, Peter Golub, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, David J. Bomba.
Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise, Devyn Tyler, Trenton McClain Boyd.
Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality.
System Details
DVD, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Black, T., Forte, K., Roth, J., Washington, D., Winfrey, O., Eisele, R., Porro, J., Golub, P., Parker, N., Smollett, J., Whitaker, D., Williams, J., Whitaker, F., Ravera, G., Heard, J., Elise, K., Tyler, D., & Boyd, T. M. (2008). The great debaters (2-disc collector's edition; Widescreen [ed.].). Weinstein Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Todd. Black et al.. 2008. The Great Debaters. Weinstein Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Todd. Black et al.. The Great Debaters Weinstein Company, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Black, Todd., et al. The Great Debaters 2-disc collector's edition; Widescreen [ed.]., Weinstein Company, 2008.

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