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The Great Debaters

2007 Drama Rated PG-13 124 Minutes

The Great Debaters

In Theaters December 25, 2007
On 4K UHD Not Available
On Blu-ray February 17, 2011
On DVD May 13, 2008

A controversial figure, challenging the social mores of the time, Professor Melvin Tolson (Washington) used unconventional and ferocious teaching methods to shape a debate team at Wiley College, a small African American university in Texas during the 1930s. Fighting against all odds and paving their way to success, the team reaches a pivotal moment when they are faced with one of their greatest challenges yet… going up against Harvard University’s critically acclaimed national championship debate team.

Rated PG-13 for depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for language and brief sexuality.

Box office gross: $29.9 million. View box office history.

Released by The Weinstein Company. See more credits.