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12.26.07, 9:40 PM
In his second directorial debut, Denzel Washington pulls out another fine performance infront of the camera as well as behind it.

Plot outline courtesy of IMDB.COM
The Great Debaters is a drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Forest Whitaker also stars. He plays Dr. James Farmer, Sr. The actor who plays Forest's son in the movie is Denzel Whitaker. For the record, he is of no relation to Forest or Denzel.