Remember the Titans (film) In Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971, high school football was everything to the city. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all-black school with an all-white school, the very foundation of football’s great tradition was put to the test. Herman Boone, a young black coach new to the community, was hired as head coach of the T.C. Williams High Titans over Bill Yoast, a white man with several years seniority, a steadfast following, and a tradition of winning. As the pair learned to work together, they found they had much more than football in common. Although from vastly different backgrounds, these two coaches not only molded a group of angry, unfocused boys into a dynamic, winning team, but helped guide them into becoming responsible young men, and along the way initiated a lifelong friendship. Released on September 29, 2000, after a September 23 world premiere at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Directed by Boaz Yakin. A Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films production. Stars Denzel Washington (Herman Boone), Will Patton (Bill Yoast), Donald Faison (Petey Jones), Wood Harris (Julius Campbell), Ryan Hurst (Gerry Bertier), Ethan Suplee (Louie Lastik), Hayden Panettiere (Cheryl Yoast), Ryan Gosling (Alan Bosley). 113 min. Filmed in CinemaScope. Released on video in 2001.