I hope they'll support these young men. I passed the pregnancy test, Kenyon. Nigga, I ain't scared of nobody. You ain't having no second thoughts about that. In reality, Odessa was a city of nearly 100,000 people at the time of the events portrayed in the movie, and part of a metropolitan area of nearly 250,000 combining the populations of Midland and Ector counties.
As a result, they take responsibility for helping each other improve their academic scores. No, no, no, no, sir. You can't guard me, can you? I'm ready enough to do what I gotta do all by my damn self. The making of the movie is just as interesting as the movie. My father's in jail, sir. Carter says he wants kids to learn there are more roads to success than professional sports.
I told him that what they had reported in the papers was pretty good, but the lives of the kids outside of the basketball team were extraordinary, too. You know, everything's been crazy, with the lockout. And I want to be a living example of what can happen to a person if he has integrity in his life, if he has accountability, if he works with a team and is willing to follow then try to lead. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Getty Images When they first approached you about making a movie, what went through your head? What's your father do for a living, Mr. When they missed their shots in practice, I made the actors do 100 push-ups.
But what did we do in practice, Mr. Miranda himself left the varsity team midseason, returning only when the junior varsity coaches approached him to play for them. Did you have a Coach Carter in your life? If we obey His commands and follow His lead, our lives can and will be changed. So every year I have less money to pay faculty and staff. I believe, if you see it, you can be it. And remember, ties and jackets tomorrow.
Samuel Jackson just did a wonderful job as being the leader. Throughout the movie the girl was going to keep the baby. Instead, the victory is off the court, in the way the team has come together and grown — changing both their outlook and their future. Coach Carter gets dinged here. I spoke to Principal Garrison today.
Just let the boys play. It was a personal choice for me. I shouldn't tell you that. What gives you the right to taint the game that I love with trash talk and taunting? I would have gone with you. I can also thankfully report that the movie was clear in including the consequences of poor choices.
Charles partially apologizes and makes the point that his state championship was the best thing that happened to him, and he now has nothing happy except those memories. I learned that goals in life that seem to be unattainable can really be reached. Why you asking me all these questions? What time your mom getting home? Is that what you're saying? By no stretch of the imagination am I trying to be their friend or partner. Now, I have your schedules and I'll be getting reports from your teachers. But what did he bring to the basketball court? Look me in the eye, sir. There was a lot of trust there.
Coach Carter: I end up taking a road trip to the suburbs where I find my drunk ass point guard on top of Daddy's little princess! Oh, you got jokes to go along with that ugly jump shot of yours, huh? This was an excellent film for older teens and their parents to view and then discuss together. He encourages them to aim higher in their lives, and challenges them to work harder for a better life. Unless they have a valid excuse, all players must arrive on time to practice. I want the ball back! We don't even know if it's a baby yet. In the film, as in the real situation, when Carter fails to get the support of other teachers to furnish weekly grade reports he takes things into his own hands. Your players will start to make mental errors that will often contribute to a loss. I think you know who she is, but she's got a friend.
I'm the only Ty Crane. I told them about you and the baby. There was nothing in the contract related to basketball — nothing. Many of the team members are struggling with other pressures, from a pregnant girlfriend played by pop star Ashanti to the money and excitement of street crime. That's a viable option for all of you. Coach Carter:What's your deepest fear? He was never late, because I would have had him do push-ups. This lockout has brought negative media attention that questions our abilities as educators.