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Remember the Titans 2000 Jerry Brucknerimer *STARS* Coach Boon- Denzel Washington Coach Yoast-Will Patton Julius- Wood Harris Gary Berter- Ryan Hurst The movie Remember the Titans takes place in Virginia. The year was 1971 when there were no racial mixings in the schools the previous years. The movie starts practically the day that the announcement of desegregation was going to come into action.

The movie is in a small Virginia town where they say that football is as big as life. The high school team is known for being great and when they here that blacks are entering their school now known as TC Williams High they are furious. The school comes in and fires the old head coach and replaces him with a black, Coach Boon. At first all of the white players try to boycott the new coach and football program but the old coach, Coach Yoast decides to stay and run the defensive line and not abandon his old boys.

Their first act as a team, both colors, was to attend camp together at Gettysburg College. Coach Boon has paired up one black and one white player to sit next to each other on their and also be roommates for the remainder of camp. This causes a few fights and of course dirty looks. Camp starts difficult for the boys because the more they disagree and hate the more that they have to work. Coach Boon tries many remedies. One night he woke the boys up at four and made them run for miles, he took them where the Battle of Gettysburg took place and said that they needed to fight together and not against each other. After that camp was more of a breeze, they got along much better and actually worked on getting to know...