Great, great, great movie...this powerful movie of racial discard in a small Southern town, addresses a social issue with raw emotional tension resulting from the integration of a local high school. It teaches a lesson about acceptance, respect, and adjusting to racial differences. While Denzel Washington the African American football coach, who plays Coach Boone and Will Patton the Caucasian football coach, who plays Coach Yoast are phenomenal the movie is stolen by the interaction of the team players. There is racial tension as a result of the high school which is forced by court order to integrate the school the turmoil builds between these two coaches when the popular "white" head high school football coach is replaced by a "black" coach.
The movie is based on actual events, it teaches a lesson without screaming it in your face. While viewing this movie sometime you will laugh, cry and wiser about the explosive issues of integration. As the movie unfolds it shows how the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys (football players) unite, the coaches and the adults in the community also unite as they learn to trust and depend on each other.