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* OhCrap: Julius is visibly frightened when a cop pulls up to him on the street. {{Subverted}}, though, as the cop congratulates him for his team winning a recent game.

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* OhCrap: Julius is visibly frightened when a cop pulls up to him on the street. {{Subverted}}, though, as the cop congratulates only did so he could congratulate him for his team winning a recent game.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Essentially what happens after Gerry tells his still-racist best friend Ray that he's off the team for deliberately missing a block, a malicious act that caused Rev to suffer an injury.


* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Boone notices Yost being overly kind and gentle to the black players after the former screams at them. Yost claims that "some of the boys don't respond well to public criticism." Boone then gets to the heart of the matter:
-->'''Boone''': Which boys are you talkin' about?
-->''(Yost has no answer)''
-->'''Boone''': Which ones are you talkin' about? I come down on Bertier, I don't see you coddle him. Come down on Sunshine, don't see you grab ''his'' hand, take ''him'' off to the side...you ain't doin' these kids a favor by patronizing them. You're ''crippling'' them. You're crippling them for life.
* AtLeastIAdmitIt: Boone knows full well that he's a hyper-disciplined, harsh, and demanding coach--but he ''also'' doesn't give preferential treatment to anyone on the team, black or white. As he puts it, "I may be a mean cuss, but I'm the same mean cuss with everybody out there on that football field."



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: In the semi-final game, the officials are making blatantly wrong calls against the Titans (to the point where a ref throws a flag ''a split-second after a play begins''). Boone tries to protest, but the refs won't hear it...and that's when Yost realizes that the school board, who had insinuated that they were going to get him his head coaching job back, paid off the referees to make the crooked calls and ensure that the Titans don't win, as one of the conditions of Boone getting the job was that a single loss meant he would be fired. Yost is the only one who knows about the arrangement; he still harbors resentment toward Boone for taking the position; and being head coach again would virtually guarantee his enrollment in the High School Football Hall of Fame. All he has to do is keep his mouth shut, and all of his problems will be fixed. For a few minutes, it seems like he might go through with it--until he sees Sheryl screaming about one of the fake calls. Yost then marches up to the head referee and threatens to expose the whole plot. The ploy works, the Titans crush the competition, and the school board tells him that he's ''never'' going to make hall of fame now--and he doesn't care.

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: In the semi-final game, the officials are making blatantly wrong calls against the Titans (to the point where a ref throws a flag ''a split-second after a play begins''). Boone tries to protest, but the refs won't hear it...and that's when Yost realizes that the school board, who had insinuated that they were going to get him his head coaching job back, paid off the referees to make the crooked calls and ensure that the Titans don't win, as one of the conditions of Boone getting Boone's taking the job role was that a single loss meant he would be fired. Yost is the only one who knows about the arrangement; he still harbors resentment toward Boone for taking the position; and being head coach again would virtually guarantee his enrollment in the High School Football Hall of Fame. All he has to do is keep his mouth shut, and all of his problems will be fixed. For a few minutes, it seems like he might go through with it--until he sees Sheryl screaming about one of the fake calls. Yost then marches up to the head referee and threatens to expose the whole plot. The ploy works, the Titans crush the competition, and the school board tells him that he's ''never'' going to make hall of fame now--and he doesn't care.



-->'''Titus the Referee'': [[ObfuscatingStupidity What are you talking about?]]
-->'''Yost''': You call this game fair--or I'll go to the papers. I don't care if I go down with ya--but before God, I'll see ''every last one of you'' thrown in jail.

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-->'''Titus the Referee'': Referee''': [[ObfuscatingStupidity What are you talking about?]]
-->'''Yost''': You call this game fair--or fair, or I'll go to the papers. I don't care if I go down with ya--but before God, I'll see ''every last one of you'' thrown in jail.

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: In the semi-final game, the officials are making blatantly wrong calls against the Titans (to the point where a ref throws a flag ''a split-second after a play begins''). Boone tries to protest, but the refs won't hear it...and that's when Yost realizes that the school board, who had insinuated that they were going to get him his head coaching job back, paid off the referees to make the crooked calls and ensure that the Titans don't win, as one of the conditions of Boone getting the job was that a single loss meant he would be fired. Yost is the only one who knows about the arrangement; he still harbors resentment toward Boone for taking the position; and being head coach again would virtually guarantee his enrollment in the High School Football Hall of Fame. All he has to do is keep his mouth shut, and all of his problems will be fixed. For a few minutes, it seems like he might go through with it--until he sees Sheryl screaming about one of the fake calls. Yost then marches up to the head referee and threatens to expose the whole plot. The ploy works, the Titans crush the competition, and the school board tells him that he's ''never'' going to make hall of fame now--and he doesn't care.
-->'''Yost''': I know all about it, Titus.
-->'''Titus the Referee'': [[ObfuscatingStupidity What are you talking about?]]
-->'''Yost''': You call this game fair--or I'll go to the papers. I don't care if I go down with ya--but before God, I'll see ''every last one of you'' thrown in jail.


* OhCrap: Julius is visibly frightened when a cop pulls up to him on the street. {{Subverted}}, though, as the cop congratulates him for his team winning a recent game.



-->''Now I may be a mean cuss. But I'm the same mean cuss with everybody out there on that football field.''

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-->''Now -->"Now I may be a mean cuss. But I'm the same mean cuss with everybody out there on that football field.''"

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* MassivelyNumberedSiblings: PlayedForLaughs. Coach Boone gives a RousingSpeech to Ronnie Bass about how he (Boone) was the youngest of 12 brothers and sisters but they all looked up to him. Once Ronnie leaves, the truth comes out.
--> '''Doc''': You had 12 brothers and sisters?
--> '''Boone''': (completely deadpan) Eight.
--> '''Doc''': Yeah, 12 sounds better.


* PhysicalFitnessPunishment: As part of Coach Boone's TrainingFromHell, anyone that misses a pass or a block assignment has to run a mile. Anyone that fumbles the ball gets a GroinAttack from Boon himself ''and then'' they run a mile.

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* PhysicalFitnessPunishment: As part of Coach Boone's TrainingFromHell, anyone that misses a pass or a block assignment has to run a mile. Anyone that fumbles the ball gets a GroinAttack from Boon himself ''and then'' they run a mile. Also, you shouldn't ask for a water break or this will happen: "We are going to do up-downs until Blue is no longer tired and thirsty".


* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Sheryl Yoast and Coach Boone's daughter Nicky, whose initial hostile relationship is less about race and more about clashing personalities. Nicky's response to Sheryl's offer to play ball with her: "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny I just did my nails]]"). While they don't became best friends, they ''do'' get along better by the end.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Sheryl Yoast and Coach Boone's daughter Nicky, whose initial hostile relationship is less about race and more about clashing personalities. Nicky's response to Sheryl's offer to play ball with her: "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny "[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments I just did my nails]]"). While they don't became best friends, they ''do'' get along better by the end.


* TitleDrop: "...but before we reach for hate, always - ''always'' - we remember the Titans."

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"...but before we reach for hate, always - ''always'' - we remember the Titans.""
** Earlier in the film, when Yoast is firing up the team before their semifinal comeback. "You make sure that they remember-- FOREVER!-- the night they played the Titans!"


* AmbiguouslyGay: Sunshine gets a lot of accusations because of his hair and being from California. He then goes on to {{Troll}} his teammates by kissing Bertier and refusing to give Petey a straight answer when he asks.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Sunshine gets a lot of accusations because of his hair and being from California. He then goes on to {{Troll}} his teammates by kissing Bertier and refusing to give Petey a [[Main/StealthPun straight answer answer]] when he asks.

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** The movie was filmed in various towns in Georgia because the real Alexandria, even the parts that have not changed much since the 19th century, does not look enough like the Alexandria that the movie makers wanted.


Despite the title and the film being about football, [[IThoughtThatWas it has nothing to do with the Tennessee-based NFL team]]. Or [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Titans of the man-eating variety]].

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Despite the title and the film being about football, [[IThoughtThatWas [[JustForFun/IThoughtThatWas it has nothing to do with the Tennessee-based NFL team]]. Or [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Titans of the man-eating variety]].


** However, the Titans' victory results in severe consequences for Yoast. He had been ensured induction into the Hall of Fame had the Titans lost and Boone dismissed, but when the board discovers that Yoast threatened to go public with the referees' official misconduct unless they played the rest of the game legit, the chairman punishes Yoast by telling him his Hall of Fame induction has been revoked.

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** However, the Titans' victory results in severe consequences for Yoast. He had been ensured induction into the Hall of Fame had the Titans lost and Boone dismissed, but when the board discovers that Yoast threatened to go public with the referees' official misconduct and have them incarcerated unless they played the rest of the game legit, the chairman punishes Yoast by telling him his Hall of Fame induction has been revoked.revoked for having taken Boone's side and saving his job.

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** However, the Titans' victory results in severe consequences for Yoast. He had been ensured induction into the Hall of Fame had the Titans lost and Boone dismissed, but when the board discovers that Yoast threatened to go public with the referees' official misconduct unless they played the rest of the game legit, the chairman punishes Yoast by telling him his Hall of Fame induction has been revoked.


* {Bowdlerise}: It's a Disney film, so instead of the N-word, Boone and other African-Americans are called by the watered-down slur "coon" which is convenient, as it rhymes with "Boone."

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* {Bowdlerise}: {{Bowdlerise}}: It's a Disney film, so instead of the N-word, Boone and other African-Americans are called by the watered-down slur "coon" which is convenient, as it rhymes with "Boone."

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