• Documentary
  • Rated: TV-MA
  • Director: Terri Debono, Steve Rosen
  • Writer: Terri Debono, Steve Rosen
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Award winner, Accidental Hero plunges the viewer into a multi-racial high school classroom where the focus of the students is winning...bringing home a state championship in a little known academic sport called "forensics." The art of public speaking is changing their lives, and Tommie Lindsey, their powerful African-American coach, is proving it. By allowing students to draw on their cultural backgrounds, sometimes pent up pain or anger, Lindsey channels emotions positively into spellbinding performances. Lindsey creates champions and inspires dreams to happen. The audience experiences the process, from classroom to state championship. Oprah Winfrey featured Accidental Hero on her television show awarding Tommie Lindsey and his program the $100,000 Use Your Life Award
  • Documentary
  • Rated: TV-MA
  • Director: Terri Debono, Steve Rosen
  • Writer: Terri Debono, Steve Rosen

  • Jermaine Aaron
    Mike Coloma
    Nathan Feingersh
    Marcelo Garcia
    Di'jonn Grizzell
    James Harris
    Robert Hawkins
    Amber Johnson
    Erica Lindsay
    Tommie Lindsay
    Rashaud Martin
    Cherie Murphy
    Cory Randolph
    James Stephens
    Al 'Spanky' Thompson

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  • (2002)

  • Documentary
  • Rated: TV-MA
  • Director: Terri Debono, Steve Rosen
  • Writer: Terri Debono, Steve Rosen

Synopsis

Award winner, Accidental Hero plunges the viewer into a multi-racial high school classroom where the focus of the students is winning...bringing home a state championship in a little known academic sport called "forensics." The art of public speaking is changing their lives, and Tommie Lindsey, their powerful African-American coach, is proving it. By allowing students to draw on their cultural backgrounds, sometimes pent up pain or anger, Lindsey channels emotions positively into spellbinding performances. Lindsey creates champions and inspires dreams to happen. The audience experiences the process, from classroom to state championship. Oprah Winfrey featured Accidental Hero on her television show awarding Tommie Lindsey and his program the $100,000 Use Your Life Award

Starring
  • Jermaine Aaron
    Mike Coloma
    Nathan Feingersh
    Marcelo Garcia
    Di'jonn Grizzell
    James Harris
    Robert Hawkins
    Amber Johnson
    Erica Lindsay
    Tommie Lindsay
    Rashaud Martin
    Cherie Murphy
    Cory Randolph
    James Stephens
    Al 'Spanky' Thompson