Source: Catholic News Service
Inspirational true-life tale, circa 1971, about a coach (Terrence Howard) who forms a swim team at a dilapidated Philadelphia community house, demonstrating to the African-American youths that, despite the poverty and crime around them, they can compete with privileged teens both in the pool and in the world. The emotion-tugging efficiency of director Sunu Gonera, a veteran of Coca-Cola and Nike commercials, serves this period piece well, briskly hitting all its marks about hope, teamwork, believing in oneself and overcoming adversity. A small amount of crude and crass language (including two instances of the n-word), a couple of scuffles and some vague threats of violence. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
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