Remember the Titans Essay

681 Words Oct 20th, 2001 3 Pages
Remember the Titans 2000 Jerry Brucknerimer

Coach Boon- Denzel Washington
Coach Yoast-Will Patton
Julius- Wood Harris
Gary Berter- Ryan Hurst

The movie Remember the Titans takes place in Virginia. The year was 1971 when there were no racial mixings in the schools the previous years. The movie starts practically the day that the announcement of desegregation was going to come into action.

The movie is in a small Virginia town where they say that football is as big as life. The high school team is known for being great and when they here that blacks are entering their school now known as TC Williams High they are furious. The school comes in and fires the old head coach and replaces him
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The people who hired him said that they didn't even think that he would have made it out of camp. The football teams love lived on and they stuck together for their first win. As a victory the quarterback who everyone called Sunshine tried to take a few black teammates to dinner. The owner refused service and that was the beginning of them falling apart all over again. The team calls their own meeting trying to get back together, although they are undefeated they weren't playing well and they knew that wouldn't work for long. On a major game referees were bribed to call multiple penalties against the Titans, but Coach Yoast knew what they were doing and said he would go to the papers. Turns out they were trying to get Coach Yoast back at the head job and forget about Boon. After a major victory the team captain is involved in a major car wreck and was paralyzed from the waist down. Even though they lost a lot they went on and won the state title. The movie ends at the paralyzed players funeral a few years later. They all came back for it and were reminded of the Titans. The historical significance in this movie had to have been all the segregation and what went on with the desegregation. It shows how people reacted and how cruel and judgmental they were at the time. It made me realize how much things
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