“Coach Carter” was released in 2005 and was directed by Thomas Carter. The film is based on the true story of Ken Carter, who was the coach of the Richmond High School basketball team in California in 1999. This story shows the beginning of new hope for these young, vulnerable, disadvantaged basketball players, who struggled to see their true potential. I believe the purpose of this film is to inspire and motivate those who may not be as privileged as others, to reach for the stars and to remind them that no matter what life puts you through, Education and Respect is and always will be the main engine to success. “Coach Carter” is most likely to appeal to teenagers and people of Hispanic and African-American heritage. The reason “Coach Carter” will appeal to this audience is because it tells a true story about young people of colour who overcome their fears and achieve important life goals with the help of their Basketball coach, Ken Carter.