Remember the Titans Movie Facts and Trivia

  1. Release date. “Remember the Titans” was released on September 29, 2000, in the United States.
  2. Director. The movie was directed by Boaz Yakin and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
  3. True story. The film is based on the true story of the integration of T.C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia, in the early 1970s.
  4. Film’s star. Denzel Washington starred in the lead role of Coach Herman Boone, who was hired to coach the newly integrated football team.
  5. Other cast. Will Patton played the role of Coach Bill Yoast, who had originally been the head coach of the football team before Boone’s arrival.
  6. Box office. The movie was a commercial success, grossing over $136 million worldwide against a budget of $30 million.
  7. Set location. Several scenes in the movie were filmed on location at the real-life T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.
  8. Score. The soundtrack for the movie features several popular songs from the 1960s and 1970s, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and “Up Around the Bend” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
  9. Film message. The movie’s message of racial unity and overcoming prejudice has made it a popular choice for screenings in schools and community organizations.
  10. Awards. The film was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
  11. Screenplay. The movie’s script was inspired by the documentary “The Titans That Inspired the Movie,” which was produced by Ed Carter in 1989.
  12. Box office receipts. The film’s opening weekend box office gross was $20.9 million, making it the number one movie at the box office that week.
  13. Other players. In addition to Denzel Washington and Will Patton, the movie’s cast also included Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, and Hayden Panettiere.
  14. Film music. The movie’s theme song, “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor, was not actually featured in the film, but was instead used in the film’s marketing campaign.
  15. Adaptation. “Remember the Titans” was later adapted into a stage musical, which premiered in 2016 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.