Samuel L. Jackson
When I think about it, the only major problem with this flick isnít that itís by-the-numbers, but rather that weíve seen it all before, and in better movies too. Thereís FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, MIRACLE, REMEMBER THE TITANS, THE REPLACEMENTS, HARDBALL, RADIO, HOOSIERS, SUNSET PARK, and many more, to just name a few (yes, that was sarcasm). All of these are inspirational tales consisting of coaches leading their teams to victory, many of which are based on true stories (just like COACH CARTER). So what makes this flick so special? Nothing really. But if you like sports movies like the ones listed above, donít mind ghetto talk, and are a big fan of basketball, then you can be sure youíll still find plenty to love in this film. Besides, a movie with Sam ďBad-assĒ Jackson canít be all bad, can it?
Coach Carter: The Man Behind the Movie (19:41): A very nice featurette about the real life coach, as well as the true events portrayed in the movie. Most of it consists of interviews from the filmmakers, the basketball players, and the actual Ken Carter. A nice watch for fans.
Fast Break at Richmond High (11:40): Another decent behind-the-scenes featurette, this time exploring how the basketball scenes were done in they movie, and how hard the actors had to work on them. Check it out.
Deleted Scenes (12:12): We get six of them, which if Iím correct, were all cut for time constraints. Some of them are humorous, while others include a bit more of the playerís lives and Carterís personal life.
We also get a Music Video by Twista, called ďHopeĒ, as well as 4 Previews.
Seriously though, I recommend this movie to be seen by any teen that seems to be more wrapped up in sports than in school, which is (unfortunately) quite a lot.