- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 20, 2001
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- DTS Surround 5.1 - English
- THX Mastered Audio
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- "REMEMBER THE TITANS: An Inspirational Journey Behind the Scenes" Hosted by Lynn Swann
- "Denzel Becomes Boone"
- "Beating the Odds"
- Boaz Yakin - Director, Jerry Bruckheimer - Producer, Gregory Allen Howard - Screenwriter
- Herman Boone, Bill Yoast - Real-Life Coaches
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 09/29/2000
"...Mr. Washington and Mr. Patton are strong, complex [presences]...You'll [find] a lump in your throat and an overwhelming urge to cheer."
USA Today - 09/29/2000
"...Admirable, crowd-pleasing....[The film] has brawn, but it also has brains..."--3 out of 4 stars
Total Film - 03/01/2001
"...REMEMBER THE TITANS isn't afraid to handle chunky, powerful issues in a chunky, powerful way..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Los Angeles Times - 09/29/2000
"...A shrewd, pulpy crowd-pleaser. Engagingly cast, with a lively soundtrack and glossy cinematography, it also features Washington, as big a plus a film can have..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/29/2000
"...There are true and touching moments in the film, on top of its undeniable entertainment value....The movie is heartfelt..."
While on the surface, high school football may seem like an innocent game played by the young, for the young, it is, in fact, much, much more. For millions, including many fans who are well removed from their high school years but who love to sit in those creaky bleachers every Friday night/Saturday morning, it is something akin to a religion. Director Boaz Yakin's REMEMBER THE TITANS captures the heart of high school football while tackling the sins of its fathers, chronicling the true story of the undefeated 1971 T.C. Williams team of Alexandria, Virginia, which was the first integrated high school team in the state.
Denzel Washington brings his ever-powerful presence to the role of coach Herman Boone, who is brought in to oversee the transition to integration. Though Boone is eventually successful as a coach, the townspeople dissaprove of him because he replaces the popular, entrenched former coach, Bill Yoast (Will Patton). At first, coach Yoast resents being supplanted, while coach Boone is told that his promotion was just for show--to help the integration--and that he's likely to be lifted if the team loses a game. Will the coaches and players be able to overcome their adversity and make T.C. Williams a beacon for integration in sports' Those viewers who follow history already know the answer. But REMEMBER THE TITANS portrays the story and delivers the inspirational result with a passion and glory that will warm the hearts of all those dedicated high school football fans who continue to bring pride to the sport.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
Remember The Titans
Academy Award(R)-winner Denzel Washington (Best Actor, TRAINING DAY, 2001) gives a victorious performance in this stirring and uplifting film. REMEMBER THE TITANS is a rousing celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction, and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony. The year is 1971. After leading his team to 15 winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone (Washington), tough, opinionated, and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. How these two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions, plays out in a remarkable and triumphant story full of soul and spirit. You and your family will never forget the Titans.
African Americans |
Football Players |
- Theatrical release: September 29, 2000.
- Jeff Strickler of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named REMEMBER THE TITANS one of the 10 best films of 2000.