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The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis (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 hall in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston (Bernie Mac), a local janitor. But when city officials mark the new 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…
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 107
- Fresh: 48
- Rotten: 59
- Average Rating: 5.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Pride is a fairly predictable entry in the highly predictable inspirational sports drama genre. But the movie is saved by the earnest, believable performance of Terrence Howard and by Bernie Mac in a more serious role than usual.
Rotten: Pride wades into the shallows when it ought to be diving into the deep end. In waters this familiar, everyone knows how to swim.
Rotten: That Pride ultimately gets to you is more of a surprise than the outcome because it's not very well-constructed.
Fresh: This kind of story always manages to generate a bit of juice, and both Howard and Bernie Mac do their best to add character to the proceedings.
Great movie, great story, great actors.
very good movie
i recommend it if u like sports movies.
I Love this movie it's about dreamin Big Dreams Great Story Jim Ellis is an Excellent coach who did something i never thought he would do he's an amazing man Bernie Mac and Terrence howard did an awsome Job in this movie.. Im a swimmer and i watch this Movie Before every swim meet So Dream Big and also Remember P.D.R..
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2007
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