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Knights of the South Bronx
Knights of the South Bronx
Actors: Stephen Suckling, Keke Palmer, David Clement, Scott Patterson, Michael Hanrahan
Genres: Drama
PG     2007     1hr 30min

Middle-aged and recently unemployed, Richard Mason (Ted Danson) decides to return to his first love: teaching. He finds a job as an inner-city schoolteacher teaching fourth grade. Richard discovers a way to reach out to hi...  more »


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Actors: Stephen Suckling, Keke Palmer, David Clement, Scott Patterson, Michael Hanrahan
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Allumination
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/30/2007
Original Release Date: 12/06/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 12/06/2005
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent movie but a little too gritty for younger kids
Andre L. Wilson | Bettendorf, Iowa USA | 01/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The movie was great. I enjoyed it. The child actors are good, and Ted Danson is just excellent. By and large, the actors, the storyline, and the chess seem credible, realistic and on target. As a chess player, I could see that the chess teaching techniques used are textbook, so there is nothing fake or phony about this story.

I'm a believer in the main message of the movie, that I chess is able to boost a child academically, and that..."chess is a battle of the does not care who you are, what color you are, or where you come from..."

Having just taught my 5 year old daughter how to play chess, I find that the grittiness of the South Bronx depicted in the film, and the bad language used is too much for my daughter's view right now. This is a pity, but the producers and directors are "keeping it real". I respect that but I wish that they came out with a more family friendly version with over-dubbing of the language.

The last scene in the movie showing the animated ninjas on the board was a little hokey and unnecessary."
Knights of south Bronx--
Michelle Polk | Mississippi, USA | 03/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ted Danson is at his best in this movie about a famous chess teacher. He takes a class room of kids that haven't got a clue about what education do for them and transforms their thinking and gives them ideas about the future! The typical stereo -type antagonist is the whites or well to do that think they are unstoppable in the chess tournaments. It is an excellent feel good movie I can recommend to all. There is a little bit of bad language, especially the drug addict mother."
Good family entertainment
Ed Kaser | Sylvania,Ohio | 02/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The movie is excellent. The language is family oriented-the story is well written- I was in the field of elementary education as a teacher and an elementary school principal in a big urban area and I think it could be used to encourage kids to succeed in life."
T. L. Smith | Creve Coeur, MO | 01/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a very touching movie,...the only thing i didnt like was the typical story of inner city kids being taught by upper middle class gentleman and making a difference in their lives....etc...

However the story is still very touching and the characters in this film really grip you. Especially Dawson, great family I am a chess player and I learned a few things."