This film is based on the true story of an African American coach and his high school football team during their first season after their schools were integrated to form T.C. Williams High School. This integration occurred under a federal mandate in 1971 in Virginia, which proves to be a challenging setting for this football team to thrive in.
The movie begins with the team going to their summer training camp. This is where the magic happens. The film is able to depict how the teammates slowly started to trust each other and build friendships regardless of race. By the time they leave their camp they are truly a team.
The team still has to face adversity, challenges and tragedy as they work their way to the State Championship. By the end of the movie you wont be able to help yourself, you will be rooting not only for the team but also the boys and their coach. And in perfect fashion, the movie ends with information about where each of the players ended up long term.
Overall, this is one of the best sports movies, and if you haven’t seen it I think you may have been living under a rock for the last decade and a half… 😉
Photos retrieved from the film Remember the Titans.