Remember the Titans

Synopsis: Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen through the eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach. Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend on and trust each other.
Director(s): Boaz Yakin
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  8 wins & 17 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

In Virginia,

high school football

is a way of life.

It's bigger

than Christmas day.

My daddy

coached in Alexandria.

He worked so hard,

my mama left him,

but I stayed with Coach.

He needed me on that field.

Up until 1971

in Alexandria,

there was no race mixing.

Then the school board

forced us to integrate.

They combined the white school

and the black school into one


T. C. Williams High School.

Murderer! Murderer!

hat summer

a black teenager was killed

by a white store owner,

and the city was

on the verge of exploding.

!! Well, my mind

is goin' through some changes!!

You've caused

enough damage!

- This is my store!

- Back off.

Blue left!

Blue left! Left!

Come on, Kurt, don't let Ray

back you down like that!

You're twice his size!


What are they doing?

If they keep playing like that,

we'll lose every game!

I didn't think

that was so bad.

!!She had to run!!

Looks good, Gerry.

I can see you been working.


Thanks a lot, Coach.

Listen, with the schools

integrating and all,

some of the guys are

worried about losing

their starting


Well, that's something we're

just gonna have to figure out,

but you don't worry

about that now.

You just keep at it.

All right?

Yes, Coach.

Hey, guys! Guys!

It's comin' down!

It's comin' down

at the store!

They want to burn

the place up

'cause that colored kid

got shot.

Come on, man,

let's go.

Hey. Hey!


You just get Sheryl

to the school now, Herb.


Get in the truck.

Gerry, Alan, Ray,

if you ever want

to play for me again,

get in the truck now.

You boys are gonna cool off,

come with me to my office,

help me finish

packing my things.

Gerry, son, your heart's

in the right place,

but you ought

to know better

than to embarrass

the coach like that.

Hell, why don't you just

kick them all off the team?

I don't want to play with

any of those black animals.


I see him.

Who are you?

I'm Herman Boone. I'm

the new assistant coach.

Well, from

the looks of things,

I'd say we got all the help

we need around here.

Why ain't you outside there

with all your

little friends, hollering'?

This was the time that

was arranged for me

to meet with

Coach Yoast.

I never miss

an appointment.

Well, maybe you just

better reschedule.

Coach Boone, the school

board made the decision

to put you on my staff.

I did not hire you.

Well, I came up here

to coach at G.W.

I didn't ask the schools

to redistrict.

I didn't ask to be

assigned to your staff,

so I guess we're both

in a situation

we don't want to be in.

But I can guarantee

you this, Coach,

I come to win.

Win? Coach Yoast

here has been nominated

to the Virginia

High School Hall of Fame.

I won a couple of titles

down in North Carolina.

That's double ''A'' ball.

This here's Virginia.

We play triple ''A.''

What an opportunity

for me then...

to learn...

from the best.

!! Ooh, I bet

you're wonderin' how I knew!!

Are those

people the movers?

No. Looks like

they're moving in here.

How many

of them are there?

It only takes one.

Then we're gonna be

overrun by 'em.

Mommy, where are you

taking my teddybear?

That. Come on, y'all.


Where is everybody?

Nicky, yes.

Look there, here

comes some more of'em.

That's Dr. Day, that

Negro from the school board.

What's he doing here?

The school board has decided

that Negro Herman Boone

is gonna be

the head coach at T.C.

It's not fair!

My daddy's head coach!

This is gonna be

his Hall of Fame year!

No one

is trying to takeaway

your daddy's future

place in the hall.

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Gregory Allen Howard

Gregory Allen Howard (born 1962) is an American screenwriter best known for writing the screenplay for Remember The Titans (2000), a Disney movie about an undefeated high school football team credited with healing the racial divide in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971. more…

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