March 23rd, 2007


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The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.0/10 (4,415 voted)

Critic's Score: 55/100

Director: Sunu Gonera

Stars: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise

The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

Writers: Kevin Michael Smith, Michael Gozzard

Terrence Howard - Jim Ellis
Bernie Mac - Elston
Kimberly Elise - Sue Davis
Tom Arnold - Bink
Brandon Fobbs - Puddin Head
Alphonso McAuley - Walt
Regine Nehy - Willie
Nate Parker - Hakim
Kevin Phillips - Andre
Scott Eastwood - Jake (as Scott Reeves)
Evan Ross - Reggie
Gary Anthony Sturgis - Franklin (as Gary Sturgis)
Jesse Moore - Artrell (Willie's Father)
Carol Sutton - Ophelia (Andre's Mother)
Tony Bentley - Race Official (UOFB) (as Tony Bently)

Taglines: Inspired by true events.


Official Website: Lionsgate Films [United States] |

Release Date: 23 March 2007

Filming Locations: Louisiana State University - Highland Road & Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Gross: $7,036,608 (USA) (22 April 2007)

Technical Specs

Runtime:USA:  | Germany: (European Film Market)

Did You Know?

The journal that the character of Puddin Head writes in is actor Brandon Fobbs's actual personal journal.

Continuity: During the final butterfly event, the digital display shows the order in which the teams finished. However, a moment later the announcer switches the order of the second and third place teams.

Jim Ellis: My life is way too short for me to spend my time around people who don't care about nothin'.

User Review

Why Can't People Be Honest Anymore?

Rating: 5/10

I'm giving this movie a 5 out of 10. Sorry to those that think every movie that doesn't win an Oscar deserves less than a 3 on a scale of ten. But seriously, why can't people be honest or think rationally anymore? I don't care how much this movie lacked, whether in acting or script, the feeling that I felt leaving the theater may not have left me in complete satisfaction, but I felt happy and good inside. Is there something wrong with just feeling good now? I understand where the criticism comes from, which is why I don't rate this higher. The script was all over the place; sometimes you didn't know what was going on or why. Tom Arnold was more annoying to watch than anyone else, the fact that Mainline scheduled no-name recreation centers for their opponents sounds unbelievable, Franklin's so called gangster status was unconvincing (not to mention seeing what he did to pool was disgusting), and even Terrence Howard sounded way too corny at times. But COME ON! This isn't a 1.7 out of ten kind of movie. Bernie Mac was hilarious for the first time in a while, the setting and music was very accurate and good, and the swimming scenes were real and believable. People need to think about what they saw before giving movies such bad reviews. It doesn't matter how bad some of the recent movies have been, but there are about 10 movies from the last two years in the bottom 100 movies of all time! WHAT? Be honest. Give some of these movies a chance. And for some of those who are wondering, I'm white, so I'm not "defending by race" either. I think this movie is somewhat worth it, definitely watchable and, although I would not recommend this overly, I think that someone could get a lot out of this movie.