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Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Ri’chard, Rob Brown, Ashanti and Debbi Morgan
Director: Thomas Carter
Rating: PG
Year Made: 2005




- The Man Behind the Movie
- Fast Break At Richmond High
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Video




Languages: Thai/English
Subtitles: English/Mandarin/Thai/Korean/
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 2 hrs 16 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Berjaya HVN




Based on an incredible true story, “Coach Carter” is an inspirational account of controversial high school basketball coach Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson), who received both high praise and staunch criticism when he made national news for benching his entire undefeated team for poor academic performance.

With the players and the community rallying to get the team back on the court, Carter must overcome the obstacles of his environment and showing young men a future that stretches beyond gangs, drugs, prison, and yes…even basketball.


What Samuel L. Jackson does best is talk. Really. After all, he is Quentin Tarantino’s favourite talking head. Sometimes, a basketball coach really does nothing more than talk. With an inspired casting sleight-of-hand, the shrilly real Coach Carter is replaced with the gravelly Samuel L. Jackson. Excellence ensued.

Throw in some athletic young stars in Channing Tatum (before Step-ping Up); Rob Brown (after Finding Forrester) and Ashanti (before John Tucker Must Die), and Coach Carter the movie played out gamely – it’s a slam-dunk.

The MTV folks were so serious about making a good basketball movie that they threw in a real training camp for everybody. Even though the story scores little points on originality while following inspirational sports movie conventions, the movie found a great story to dramatize and bore enough young stars with The Talking Head to create one of the better sports movies in recent memory.


There is a nice short documentary on the real Coach Carter; an interesting making-of detailing how actors are turned into basketball players in training camp; 6 deleted scenes and a music video featuring some of the actors themselves. Let it be said that these guys did put in effort in the special features department.


Nice visual transfer; and the movie can also be heard in Thai, with Cantonese, English, Korean, Mandarin or Thai subtitles.



Review by Lim Mun Pong


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