The Great Debaters

Year: 2007

Translation available: yes


  • 6,5

The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.

Genres: drama

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Education and Teaching

College Life

Racism against Black People





Film director

Denzel Washington

Film producer

Todd Black

Film producer

Kate Forte

Film producer

Joe Roth

Film producer

Oprah Winfrey




Denzel Washington

Melvin B. Tolson

Jurnee Smollett

Samantha Booke

Nate Parker

Henry Lowe

Forest Whitaker

Dr. James Farmer Sr.

Denzel Whitaker

James Farmer Jr.

Kimberly Elise

Pearl Farmer

Jermaine Williams

Hamilton Burgess

Gina Ravera

Ruth Tolson

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Samantha Booke (as Jurnee Smollett)

John Heard

Sheriff Dozier

Devyn A. Tyler

Helen Farmer (as Devyn Tyler)

Trenton McClain Boyd

Nathaniel Farmer

Ritchie Montgomery


Jackson Walker

Pig Owner

Tim Parati

Pig Farmer

Robert X. Golphin

Dunbar Reed

Justice Leak

Harland Osbourne

Glen Powell

Harvard Debater #1 (as Glen Powell Jr.)

Brad Watkins

Harvard Debater #2

Brian Smiar

Harvard Dean

Damien Leake


Voltaire Sterling

Paul Quinn Debater #1 (as Voltaire Rico Sterling)

Stephen Rider

Paul Quinn Debater #2

Gordon Danniels

Paul Quinn Debate Judge

Donny Boaz

Oklahoma City College Debater #1

Samuel Elliott Whisnant

Oklahoma City College Debater #2 (as Sam Whisnant)

Bonnie Johnson

Dr. Jennings

Charissa Allen


Michael Beasley


Gary Mathis

Enormous Man

Georges Wilson


Fahnlohnee R. Harris

Clementine (as Fahnlohnee Harris)

Harold Evans

William Taylor (as Harold X. Evans)

J.D. Evermore

Captain Wainwright

Sharon Jones


Kelvin Payton


Southey Blanton

White Labor Organizer

Michael Mattison

White Sharecropper #1

Jeff Braun

White Sharecropper #2

Milton R. Gipson

Prairie View Professor

Frank Ridley

Security Guard

Jeremiah Kissel

Radio Announcer at Harvard Debate

Justin Robinson

Juke Joint Musician #3

Jack Radosta

White Man at Lynching

Marcus Lyle Brown

Howard Debater #1

Alvin Youngblood Hart

Juke Joint Musician #1 (as Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart)

Dom Flemons

Juke Joint Musician #2 (as Dominique Flemons)

Dom Flemons

Juke Joint Musician #3

Gary Mattis

Enormous Man

Rhiannon Giddens

Juke Joint Musician #4

Ahmad Powell

Fisk Professor

Marcus Lyle Brown

Howard Debater #1

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