A controversial figure, challenging the social mores of the time, Professor Melvin Tolson (Washington) used unconventional and ferocious teaching methods to shape a debate team at Wiley College, a small African American university in Texas during the 1930s. Fighting against all odds and paving their way to success, the team reaches a pivotal moment when they are faced with one of their greatest challenges yet... going up against Harvard University's critically acclaimed national championship debate team.
The Great Debaters: A Historical Perspective featurette, Denzel Washington: Actor/Director featurette, The Cast Visits Wiley College, The production design of J. Bomba featurette, The 1930s wardrobe of Sharen Davis featurette, Deleted scenes
Release Date: 22 August 2011
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 2007
Main Language: English