Pride

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2007 | PG | Drama Sports

The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis, 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 s... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, March 23, 2007

On DVD

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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DIRECTOR

Sunu Gonera

Screenwriter

Mike Gozzard
K. Michael Smith

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Rating MPAA

PG for thematic material, language including some racial epithets, and violence

Storyline

The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis, 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, 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.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • This is the feature directorial debut for Sunu Gonera.
Also Known As
  • P.D.R.

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