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Pride

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A triumphant story about team spirit and courage, based on a true story.

The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis (Academy Award Nominee, Terrence Howard), a college-educated African-American, can't find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim converts an abandoned recreational pool in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston (Bernie Mac), a local janitor. But when city officials mark the Philadelphia Department of Recreation for demolition, Jim fights back - by starting the city's first African-American swim team. Recruiting troubled teens from the streets, Jim struggles to transform a motley team of novices into capable swimmers - all in time for the upcoming state championships. But as racism, violence and an unsympathetic city official threaten to tear the team apart, Jim must do everything he can to convince his swimmers that victory, both in and out of the pool, is within their reach.

Special Features include: Director Commentary, Deleted and Extended Scenes, and Music Montages

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A triumphant story about team spirit and courage, based on a true story.

The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis (Academy Award Nominee, Terrence Howard), a college-educated African-American, can't find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim converts an abandoned recreational pool in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston (Bernie Mac), a local janitor. But when city officials mark the Philadelphia Department of Recreation for demolition, Jim fights back - by starting the city's first African-American swim team. Recruiting troubled teens from the streets, Jim struggles to transform a motley team of novices into capable swimmers - all in time for the upcoming state championships. But as racism, violence and an unsympathetic city official threaten to tear the team apart, Jim must do everything he can to convince his swimmers that victory, both in and out of the pool, is within their reach.

Special Features include: Director Commentary, Deleted and Extended Scenes, and Music Montages

More Information

Length 109 Minutes
Publication Date July 14, 2009
Company
  • Lionsgate
ISBN-10 1400315670
ISBN-13 9781400315673
Height 7.5"
Width 5.3"