Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes: The eyes of an artist. In the ensuing debate, Carter fights to keep his methods, determined to show the boys that they need good values for their futures and eventually finds he has affected them more profoundly than he ever expected. But he's not the typical coach. Girl in Hot Tub uncredited. But when their grades start to suffer, Carter locks them out of the gym and shuts down their championship season. Following their victory, the team goes off to a party hosted in a girl's house, without the knowledge of her parents.
Their principal falls into that category. Coach Carter: Music from the Motion Picture No. The next day, Carter arrives with moving boxes with the intent of quitting, but he is shocked to find his players in the gym with desks and teachers, studying and working to bring their grades back up. Francis by just 2 points after a game winning three-point shot by rival Ty Crane. Carter comforts him and allows it. Parents need to know that Coach Carter has some mature material, including an out-of-wedlock teen pregnancy and a discussion of abortion. After a confrontation, Battle leaves the team in anger.
On January 11, 2005, the original motion picture soundtrack was released by the music label. Carter agrees but on one condition: he needs to do 2,500 push-ups and 1,000 suicides before Friday. Hoping to teach the four boys lessons not only about the wilderness, but about themselves, Vic pushes them to the limit. Some of the players drop out. She figures that they are not going to graduate anyway, so the best she can do is give them one great experience they can hold onto for the rest of their lives. There is some material relating to drug-dealing. Jackson returns to his old high school in Richmond, California, to get the basketball team into shape.
A restored widescreen hi-definition version of the film was released on December 16, 2008. The school board eventually confronts Carter, who explains how he wants to give his team the opportunity and option for further education so that they won't turn their lives around into crime, asserting that achieving a sound education is more important for the students than winning basketball games. With tough rules and academic discipline, he succeeds in setting the players on a winning streak. Carter warns them that, if they are late for practice, then they will run suicides a type of sprint touching the court's lines , and, if they act disrespectfully towards him, then they will do push-ups. Jackson is terrific, as always, and his talent to mesmerize an audience makes him a great choice to play a coach who can give hope to people who gave up a long time ago. To the outrage of the team, the school and the community, Carter cancels all team activities and locks the court until the team shows acceptable academic improvement. Dominique as Adrienne Eliza Bailon.
He insists that each player sign a contract that includes wearing jacket and tie on game days, attending and sitting in the front row of all classes, and maintaining a higher grade point average than the minimum required for participation in sports. Other players, however, volunteer to do push-ups and suicides for him, saying they are a team and when one person fails they all fail, when one person triumphs, they all triumph, thereby getting him back on the team. The athletes decide to fulfill Carter's original intention of them pursuing academic success before continuing to play their next game. Award Category Nominee Result 2005 Best Actor Samuel L. Later in practice, Carter talks to Battle, who does not seem to be worried about it, so Carter suspends him for games. This draws the ire of school officials and parents alike. Later, the team won the game.
Back at school, Carter discovers that the progress reports show that some of the students have been skipping classes and failing academically. Bayhill Tournament Audience uncredited Produced by. It's based on the true story of basketball coach portrayed by , who made headlines in 1999 for suspending his undefeated high school basketball team due to poor academic results. Carter shows his player that the biggest obstacle is their own fear of trying for more than they have. For Carter, this was not about a winning season.
This upsets the players, especially Cruz, who quits the team again, stating that he had tried so hard to do all those push-ups and suicides for Carter, to get back on the team in the first place. Soon after alienating the boys, Vic finds himself in desperate need of help and must rely on his students in order to survive. When he is criticized by the players and their parents, he sticks to his guns, determined that they excel in class as well as on the court. The next day, a man pulls up next to Carter's car at a stoplight then proceeds to spit on his window and taunt him for his decision to lock down the gym. Carter promises that he will quit if the lockout is ended. For 2005 as a whole, the film would cumulatively rank at a box office performance position of 36.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. The sports action in the film was coordinated by the production company ReelSports. Coach Carter explores professional ethics, academics, and athletics. The team goes on to have an undefeated record, eventually winning the Bay Hill Holiday tournament. The Power of a Man: Using Your Influence as a Man of Character.
The film score was composed and orchestrated by musician. Theatrically and for the home video rental market, it was commercially distributed by. He wanted his team to qualify for college scholarships. During a practice, Carter tells Cruz to give up because it is impossible to complete all of the push ups and suicides by Friday. Afterwards, Battle's mother asks Carter to let him back on the team.