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From the Rough (2013)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 25 April 2014 (USA)
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Dr. Catana Starks made history as the first woman and the first African American woman to coach a men's college golf team.

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Pierre Bagley

Writers:

Pierre Bagley, Mike Critelli (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Taraji P. Henson ... Catana Starks
Tom Felton ... Edward
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Roger
Henry Simmons ... Kendrick Paulsen Jr.
Dana Gourrier ... Cafeteria Worker (as Dana Michelle Gourrier)
Justin Chon ... Ji-Kyung
Carol Sutton ... Esther Samson
LeToya Luckett-Walker ... Stacey (as LeToya Luckett)
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Craig
James Saito ... Won-Sik
Griff Furst ... Hugh
Hunter Burke ... Future Soccer Captain
Richard Kohnke ... Spielman
Ben Youcef ... Bassam
J. Patrick McNamara ... PGA president
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Storyline

Catana Starks, from historically black university Tennessee State, became the first woman ever to coach an all-men's team at the collegiate level. Through grit and determination, she overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudice from all corners to guide a rag-tag group of golfers to an all-time record championship season. Written by From The Rough Productions

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un'allenatrice speciale See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Was not filmed on the campus of TSU. See more »

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Set in the 1980's, Coach Starks wears an Under Armour turtleneck which only was founded in 1996. See more »

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Outstanding female lead!
28 April 2014 | by annienecakovSee all my reviews

As a minority woman, this film spoke loudly to me. Don't give up despite the odds, keep doing your best, will be my take away after viewing this very inspirational film. An African-American woman swim coach at TSU becomes the first woman coach for a men's college golf team. Everything was an obstacle at this mostly African-American university, in particular, golf is just not a very popular sport for African-Americans. So Catana Sparks had to be creative and round up as best a team as she can, mostly recruiting internationally and ending up with a not so African-American team! We need more films like this, especially in America where people can see that with hard work, nothing is impossible!


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