Knights of the South Bronx

Knights of the South Bronx

Director: Allen Hughes Cast: Ted Danson, Malcolm David Kelley, Kate Vernon


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Inspired by the true-life tale of a dedicated elementary-school teacher who inspired his inner-city students by teaching them the game of chess, Allen Hughes' uplifting made for television feature marks a noted departure from such previous efforts as From Hell and Menace II Society. Richard Mason (Ted Danson) was middle-aged and unemployed when he decided to take up teaching inner-city students, and though most of the kids in his classroom couldn't have cared less about their education in the beginning, something curious happened as time went on. Realizing that he wasn't getting very far with his students through conventional means, Richard realized that he would have to innovate in order to encourage critical thinking among the impressionable youngsters. By breaking the curriculum and instead teaching his pupils the finer points of chess, the man who had once lost all motivation in life suddenly realizes just what a difference one teacher can make if they simply become more attuned to the needs of their students.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2007
UPC: 0783722273999
Original Release: 2005
Source: Allumination
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:30:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ted Danson Richard Mason
Malcolm David Kelley Actor
Kate Vernon Actor
Clifton Powell Actor
Keke Palmer Actor
Devon Bostick Actor
Brian Markinson Actor
Alex Karzis Actor
Yves Michel-Beneche Actor
Yucini Diaz Actor
Antonio Ortiz Actor
Eugene Clark Actor

Technical Credits
Allen Hughes Director,Producer
Franco DeCotiis Production Designer
John M. Eckert Producer
Stephen Endelman Score Composer
Delia Fine Executive Producer
Conrad M. Gonzalez Editor
Dianne Houston Screenwriter
Jamal Joseph Original Story,Screenwriter
Diane Nabatoff Executive Producer
Perri Peltz Co-producer
Derrick Underschultz Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Knights of the South Bronx
1. First Day [9:35]
2. Workable Kids [5:50]
3. It's a War [5:22]
4. Rule the World [9:40]
5. Chess Team [9:03]
6. First Tournament [10:34]
7. Which Job? [5:20]
8. Prison Visit [5:41]
9. The Knights [9:00]
10. Fundraiser [6:43]
11. Nationals [11:06]
12. End Credits [1:02]

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