A movie with meaning. In September 2000, remember the titans It debuted in theaters and soon became a favorite. Not only was it led by an all-star cast, but the plot was powerful.
The film is based on a true story, following African-American football coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) while trying to integrate a high school in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971. Bill Yoast (Patton) is transferred to assistant coach, like star players Gerry Bertier (Ryan Hurst) and Julius Campbell (wooden harris) are set in motion to lead the team. As well as being a great sports movie, it also has a strong underlying theme that together, regardless of skin color, more can be achieved.
The film also launched the careers of many other stars, including donald faison, ryan gosling, Ethan Suplee Y kip pardueall whose characters played on the soccer team. Hayden Panettiere Y kate bosworth also starred.
“You want to make movies that teach young people, society and people how others feel and the right way to treat each other,” said the scrubs alum said us weekly exclusively in 2017. “You want to do projects that have themes like that. It’s really challenging to hear people call you negative things regardless of whether they’re acting it out or not, that’s really hard to do. But you want to be a part of something that means something to people. I wouldn’t necessarily say it was a challenge. It was a pleasure to be a part of something like that.”
In addition to the very powerful theme of the film, there was another part of the project that caught Faison’s attention: the training.
“The one thing we didn’t know before we started the movie was that they put all the actors on a soccer field. We had to go through that, each and every one of us,” she said. U.S at the time. “Some of us got injured really bad. We couldn’t understand why we were working so hard. We learned to play soccer even though we had doubles to do all of this. We got into fights, it was crazy! But we came out of it and we were a tight bunch. We hang out together. It made us very much like a team. We didn’t know each other before we started camp. Go through everything that brought us together and helped us.”
Just like in the movie, the stars got up at dawn and had six-hour practices.
“When you push a sled with a football team, it’s like 30 guys pushing a sled about 10 yards. Sometimes there were nine of us pushing a sled for 100 yards. They made a fool of us,” he shared. “It was weeks of that, so the first week we did that, the second week they brought in the stuntmen and worked with them and last week we had a break and the stuntmen learned all the plays and stuff like that.”
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