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At Theaters: 3/23/2007 On Video: 6/26/2007
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 44 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 489976
Studio: Lions Gate Films
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Based on true events, the inspiring story of Jim Ellis, a charismatic schoolteacher in the 1970s who changed lives forever when he founded an African-American swim team in one of Philadelphia’s roughest neighborhoods.
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Drama - This is an inspirational sports movie based on a true story. Despite some serious issues and rare mild profanity, this is a film that most families would enjoy together.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Terrence Howard THE BRAVE ONE, IDLEWILD, GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN'
Bernie Mac OCEAN'S THIRTEEN, GUESS WHO?, MR. 3000, BAD SANTA
Kimberly Elise DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN, JOHN Q, BAIT
Tom Arnold SOUL PLANE, CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE, MCHALE'S NAVY
Director: Sunu Gonera Feature Film Directorial Debut
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Production Notes Heading
Jim Ellis - Swim Coach
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 4 S-words, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Brief fighting; a punch and a kick.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some tobacco.
ACTION: Swimming action.
COMEDY: Occasional wisecracks.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Pride is one of those generic inspirational sports movies that has been cobbled together from spare parts left to rust on Hollywood's shelf of clichés and stereotypes.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average Pride is worth seeing, not only because it shows how an ordinary man can do something extraordinary, but because it allows audiences the opportunity to watch an extraordinary actor in a performance that could have been rote, but instead is nuanced and intelligent.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 48 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
9
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
7
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
9
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
7
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
16
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 48 moviegoers:GREAT OPINIONS! Nearly everyone loved "Pride." Just a few rated it average, which is about what the critics rated it. Clearly, most moviegoers thought "Pride" was much better than average.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard), a college-educated African-American, can't find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim refurbishes an abandoned recreational pool in a down-at-its-heels Philadelphia neighborhood with the help of its custodian Elston (Bernie Mac). But when the pool is marked for demolition, Jim fights back -- by starting the city's first African-American swim team. Recruiting 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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