The Great Debaters Trailer & Clips


The Great Debaters full movie is released on Dec 25, 2007. Watch The Great Debaters online - the English Biography movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $30,271,556. The Great Debaters is directed by Denzel Washington and created by Robert Eisele with Denzel Washington and Nate Parker. The Great Debaters is available online on Tubi TV and Pluto TV.

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience.

As know as:

O Grande Desafio, El gran debate, Великите дебатьори, The Great Debaters - Il potere della parola, The Great Debaters

Release Date:

Dec 25, 2007

Release Date (Streaming):

May 13, 2008


United States



Stream Service:

Weinstein Co.

Production Companies:

Harpo Films, Marshall Production, Roth Films

Gross worldwide:



When the nation was in need, he inspired them to give us hope.


Nell Minow
Movie Mom
by rottentomatoes, Feb 18, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
by rottentomatoes, Nov 17, 2011
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
Despite its transparent manipulations, the film is more decent than it deserves to be, particularly when the kids step up to the podium and get passionate
by rottentomatoes, Jan 29, 2008

Cast & Crew

More Like This