Be Inspired By Remember The Titans

By Faith Carter| Contributing Writer


They are defeating racially systematic obstacles radically, one step at a time. Based on a true story, the film “Remember The Titans,” released in 2000, depicts football players coming together despite their racial differences with the help of the new head coach, Coach Boone. The two- hour long film was directed by Boaz Yakin, and  co-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Walt Disney Pictures.  Films similar to “Remember the Titans” also in the Inspirational Sports/Drama genre are Coach Carter, Glory Road, and Invincible. 

In the movie, Coach Boone (Denzel Washington) moves to Virginia and takes on the role as a head coach leading the titans of T.C. Williams High School. Troubles prevail as Coach Yoast (Will Patton), the original head coach, is replaced by Coach Boone and shifted to assistant coach. Tension rises as the all- white team refuses to play for the new African American head coach. More African American players join the team ecstatic that they get to play for Coach Boone. As Coach Boone and Coach Yoast work out their differences, Coach Boone takes the team to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to train at camp for the season and work out their racial differences.

Both Washington and Patton execute their roles phenomenally. Washington perfectly represents Coach Herman Boone just as tough and strong minded as he was portrayed in the film. Patton reenacts Yoast’s character change from establishing his disdain for Coach Boone to appreciating him. This Film is a perfect example that it is possible for races to get along when respect is established.

“Remember the Titans” is a wonderful film that greatly depicts the downside of racial stereotypes and the beauty of rising together when the differences are set aside. The film realistically depicted racism within America and landed a 7.8/10 IMDb rating . Unfortunately for some, the racism may be triggering being that it is based on a true story. Overall, Remember the Titans is a great movie and is still available to view on Disney+