The Great DebatersStarring: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Denzel Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett, Jermaine Williams, Gina Ravera, Aqua Lee, Nate Parker, Chuck Vail, Misty Lockheart, Charissa Allen, Tim Parati, Marcus Lyle Brown, J.D. Evermore, Robert Malitsky
Director: Denzel Washington
Release Date: December 25th, 2007
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Box Office Total: $30,226,144
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Synopsis: A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
Kimberly Elise and Nate Parker have joined "The Great Debaters," Denzel Washington's period tale for the Weinstein Co. now lensing in Louisiana. Elise (TV's "Close to Home") plays the wife of Forest Whitaker in the pic, about an East Texas debate team that challenges Harvard in the 1930s, and Parker plays their son, the star debater on the team. Read more...
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