Video/Film , DVD in English


One Potato Productions presents in conjunction with the Texas Eight ; produced, written and directed by Greg Whiteley.
  • Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, [2009]
  • 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; NTSC region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
  • Directors of photography, Tristan Whitman, Liam Dalzell ; editors, Greg Whiteley, Tom Runquist, Brad Barber.
  • Commentary by: Matt Andrews (debater), Louis Blackwell (debater), Jon Bruschke (debate coach, Cal State Fullerton), Ede Warner (debate coach, University of Louisville), J.W. Patterson (director of debate, University of Kentucky), Roger Solt (T.O.C. organizer), Jane Pauley (broadcaster), Dr. Peter Lownds (Freire Institute), Justice Samuel Alito (Supreme Court Justice), Juan Williams (political analyst, Senior Correspondent, NPR), and others.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Feature films.
  • Documentary films.
  • Educational films.
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Documentary films.
  • Educational films.
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Two inner-city seniors defy convention by emphasizing relevance and personal experience over their opponents' strategy of merely reciting the facts, in their quest to win the National Tournament of Champions. Former debaters Jane Pauley, Karl Rove and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito provide insightful commentary.
  • It's debatable
  • How it works
  • Determination
  • Tournament of champions
  • A debate about debating
  • Stepping outside the box
  • The challenge itself
  • And when it's over.
Other information
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
  • Special features include: interview with director, coaches and debater Louis Blackwell; two behind-the-scenes featurettes; trailer.
  • MPAA rating: Rated PG-13; for some strong language and teen smoking.
  • Language: English language soundtrack.
Publisher's number
  • RSP6092DVD Image Entertainment
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 014381609226
  • gtin-14: 00014381609226
  • OCLC: 406585487
  • OCLC: 406585487

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