Pride


1h 48m 2007

Brief Synopsis

The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis, a college-educated African-American, can't find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim converts an abandoned recreational pool hall in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston, a local janitor. But when city officials mark the new Philadelphia Department of Recreation for demolition, Jim fights back--by starting the city's first African-American swim team. Recruiting troubled teens from the streets, Jim struggles to transform a motley team of novices into capable swimmers--all in time for the upcoming state championships. But as racism, violence and an unsympathetic city official threaten to tear the team apart, Jim must do everything he can to convince his swimmers that victory, both in and out of the pool, is within their reach.

Film Details

Also Known As
P.D.R., Philadelphia Department of Recreation
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Sports
Period
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Brian Kingman
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis, a college-educated African-American, can't find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim converts an abandoned recreational pool hall in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston, a local janitor. But when city officials mark the new Philadelphia Department of Recreation for demolition, Jim fights back--by starting the city's first African-American swim team. Recruiting troubled teens from the streets, Jim struggles to transform a motley team of novices into capable swimmers--all in time for the upcoming state championships. But as racism, violence and an unsympathetic city official threaten to tear the team apart, Jim must do everything he can to convince his swimmers that victory, both in and out of the pool, is within their reach.

Crew

Amer Abassi

Software Engineer

Edward R. Abroms

Editing

Saeed Adyani

Photography

Ali Alherimi

Stunts

Tarik Naim Alherimi

Electrician

Joe Allegro

Camera Operator

Jason Altieri

Assistant Director

Kimberly Amacker

Art Department

Kimberly C Anderson

Executive Producer

Larry Arceneaux

Driver

Michael Arnold

Driver

Nathan Aronson

Location Assistant

Blake Audirsch

Office Production Assistant

Oscar Austin

Driver

Parker Baggett

Other

Bree Bailey

Assistant

Kimberly Bailey

Adr

Bobbi Banks

Adr Supervisor

Lawrence Barado Iii

Special Effects Technician

Markus Barben

Caterer

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Nancy Barker

Assistant Sound Editor

Ron Barr

Visual Effects

Bennett Bartley

Electrician

Jamie Baxter

Digital Effects Artist

Diana Beas

Music

Roger Ames Berger

Digital Effects Artist

Jody Berglund

Foley Artist

Desmarie Beverly-taylor

Security

Matt Beville

Foley Mixer

Kirk Bloom

Assistant Camera

William F Boone

Grip

Jacob Borck

Rigging Grip

Jacob Borck

Rigging Electrician

Stephen Bourgeois

Special Effects Foreman

Matthew J Braheem

Greensman

Amy Britt

Casting Director

Cheryl Brooks

Product Placement

Brenton Brown

Song

James Brown

Song

James Brown

Song Performer

Jada Budrick

Video

Doug Burch

Adr

David Burke

Driver

Floyd Burks

Film Lab

Ruth Caffery

Location Assistant

Chip Carey

Electrician

Kevin Carlise

Grip

Cleveland Carter

Driver

Teressia Carter

Hair Stylist

Gilbert Cary

Song

Andrew Casbon

Painter

Catherine Cavadini

Adr

Elizabeth L. Chambers

Coordinator

Robin Chambless

Location Assistant

Bartou Chandler

Location Manager

Walker Chaney

Driver

Lanai Chapman

Adr

Trace Cheramie

Stunts

Je'niece Childress

Assistant

Andy Chua

Software Engineer

Jeffrey N Civa

Assistant Camera

Ed Clevenger

On-Set Dresser

Todd Clevenger

Painter

Herbert Colar

Driver

Keiann Collins

Dialogue Coach

Anya Colloff

Casting Director

Misty Conn

Boom Operator

Thomas E Conrad

Video Assist/Playback

Gus Coto

On-Set Dresser

Elizabeth Coulon

Location Casting

Donald Cowart

Driver

Michelle Cox

Craft Service

Django Craig

Adr

Elona Culwell

Post-Production Coordinator

Delma Cupit

Set Production Assistant

Crystal Dallas

Caterer

David Daniel

Camera Operator

Lena Darnell

Coach

Maria Darnell

Set Costumer

Edward Darr

Grip

John Davis

Rigging Electrician

Vicki Davis

Adr

Max Day

Assistant Director

Gilbert De La Garza

Film Lab

Yvens De Thelismond

Set Costumer

Jay Defelice

Casting Assistant

John Demita

Adr

Harry M Dennis Jr.

Rigging Electrician

Glen Dephillips

Driver

Ken Deubel

Scenic Artist

Terry Deubel

Gang Boss

James Dewar

Song

Terri Dipaolo

Music

Edward Dorsey Iii

Driver

Larry Dorsey

Rigging Electrician

Warren Drummond

Storyboard Artist

Manny Dubon

Visual Effects

Mathew Duncan

Sound Recordist

Tracey Dundas

Set Costumer

Brian Dunlop

Foley Editor

Ferdinand Duplantier

Best Boy Electric

Michelle Duplantis

Craft Service

Garry P Duplessis

Security

Joshua Dupre

Caterer

Kathleen Duren

Craft Service

Chris Ekatrom

Key Grip

Mike Elliott

Supervising Producer

Jim Ellis

Source Material

Buddy Enright

Production Supervisor

Brian Evans

Accounting Assistant

Whitney Evans

Assistant

Jay Faires

Music Supervisor

Jay Faires

Music

David Falzone

Music

Ashley Farber

Software Engineer

Ryan Farris

Sound

Nina Timphony Faucheux

Accountant

Jeanne Fay

Music

Deborah Feldman

Coach

Albert R Ferreira

Rigging Electrician

Sean Finnegan

Gaffer

Jeff Fischer

Adr

Christopher M Fisher

Assistant Camera

Theresa A Fleming

Hair Stylist

Brett Forbes

Producer

Chantel Forest

Assistant

Anthony Forester

Transportation Coordinator

Darrell Foster

Trainer

Billy Fox

Main Title Design

Billy Fox

Editor

Daniel Fox

Props Buyer

Bruce Franklin

Assistant Director

Victoria Fredrick

Executive Producer

Tim Gallin

Stunts

Jeff Galpin

Stunt Coordinator

Kenneth Gamble

Song

Corey T. Gammel

Graphics Coordinator

Alexander Garcia

Extras Casting Assistant

Marshall Garlington

Rerecording

Mark Garner

Assistant Art Director

Tim Gatena

Video

Matt Gaumer

Assistant Camera

Marvin Gaye

Song

Ben George

Caterer

John Gilbert

Stunts

Sean Gilbert

Assistant Camera

Sunu Gonera

Song

Bernadette J. Gonzales

Production Secretary

M Marcos Gonzalez

On-Set Dresser

J. Mills Goodloe

Screenplay

Paul Goroff

Crane Grip

Robert D Gouzien

Electrician

Michael Gozzard

Story By

Michael Gozzard

Screenplay

Andre M Green

Rigging Electrician

Shepard Green

Security

Scott Gregory

Colorist

Dean Grimes

Stunts

Paul Hackner

Dialogue Editor

Terry Haggar

Color Timer

Cortney Haile

Post-Production Coordinator

Andrew Hainey

Caterer

Paul Hall

Producer

Chris Hamala

Grip

Alder Hampel

Apprentice Editor

Jim Hanna

Caterer

Loretta Harper

Set Costumer

Barbara Harris

Adr

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Beau Harrison

Set Production Assistant

Paul Arthur Hartman

On-Set Dresser

Edwin Hawkins

Song

James R Hayes

Driver

Liam Hearne

Post-Production Accountant

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Sound Effects Editor

Claire Hedlund

Set Costumer

Lauren Heno

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Henry

Production Accountant

Steve Hernandez

Other

John Herndon

Film Lab

Jerry Hey

Song

Rankin Hickman

Production Coordinator

Mark A Hicks

Stunt Double

Samuel Hines

Driver

Andy Hirsch

Adr

Bernadette Hodge

Assistant

Steven Hodge

Film Lab

Tricia Holloway

Music

Martin Holly

Set Production Assistant

Jared Hopkins

Set Production Assistant

Ray Horta

Other

Cedric Howard

Driver

Terrence Howard

Executive Producer

Leon Huff

Song

Daniella Irle

Coach

Alvertis Isbell

Song

O'kelley Isley

Song

Ronald Isley

Song

Rudolph Isley

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
P.D.R., Philadelphia Department of Recreation
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Sports
Period
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Brian Kingman
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 23, 2007

Released in United States on Video June 26, 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Alice in the City/Out of Competition) October 18-27, 2007.

Inspired by true events.

Feature directorial debut for Sunu Gonera.

Released in United States Spring March 23, 2007

Released in United States on Video June 26, 2007

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (Alice in the City/Out of Competition) October 18-27, 2007.)