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James Ellis (born 1948) is an American swim coach and subject of the feature film Pride. Contents. 1 Background; 2 Career; 3 See also; 4 References ...
Mar 29, 2007 · The new film Pride is based on the story of math teacher Jim Ellis, who fought off racial prejudice in the 1970s to put together an all-black swim ...

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Is Jim Ellis married?
"It got settled" is all Ellis will say about how he still has both jobs. He also sidesteps questions about his personal life; he is separated and has a 31-year-old son. He began a sabbatical from the school district Feb.
How much of the movie Pride is true?
"The film is about 70% true and 30% invention - but Stephen Beresford is spot on showing how warm the welcome was from almost everyone. And oddly we felt the same warmth doing publicity at Toronto and in the States: it's obvious people like the story."
Where is Jim Ellis now?
Since 2010, Ellis has been the coach of the Salvation Army Kroc Aquatics (SAKA) program located in the Salvation Army's Philadelphia-based Kroc Center.
What is the movie pride based on?
Pride is a 2007 American biographical film released by Lionsgate Entertainment on March 23, 2007. Loosely based upon the true story of Philadelphia swim coach James "Jim" Ellis, Pride stars Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, and Kimberly Elise. The film was directed by Sunu Gonera.
His story is the subject of the recently released film, PRIDE, starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac. Ellis was born in 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was a ...
Mar 18, 2007 · When Jim Ellis was a youngster, his father took him out in a boat and threw him into the lake. The lesson: Sink or swim.
Jul 29, 2015 · Jim Ellis has made competitive swimming an option for inner city youth. He has fought stereotypes and diversified the sport.
Sep 23, 2019 · Jim Ellis was inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association (Hall of Fame) at the annual ASCA World Clinic in Dallas, Texas ...

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