In the s, America was shifting racially and culturally. The University of Miami football team was a microcosm for this evolution. Throughout the s, Miami, Fla. Overwhelmed by riots and tensions, Miami was a city influx, and the University of Miami football team served as a microcosm for this evolution. The image of the predominantly white university was forever changed when coach Howard Schnellenberger scoured some of the toughest ghettos in Florida to recruit mostly black players for his team. With a newly branded swagger, inspired and fueled by the quickly growing local Miami hip-hop culture, these Hurricanes took on larger-than-life personalities and won four national titles between and Filmmaker Billy Corben, a Miami native and University of Miami alum, will tell the story of how these "Bad Boys" of football changed the attitude of the game they played, and how this serene campus was transformed into "The U. In , three dangerous fronts collided in Miami. The explosion of public violence from the Cocaine Wars, the influx of thousands of criminal Cuban refugees during the Mariel Boatlift and deadly race riots following the acquittal of Miami-Dade police officers who beat a black insurance salesman to death.
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The U is a documentary film about the University of Miami football program directed by Billy Corben. It was produced by Miami -based media studio Rakontur. The U's premiere drew 2. This film was released on DVD in , both separately and as part of the 30 for 30 box set. The DVD cover, depicting Michael Irvin , originally had the "U" logo on his helmet, but it was airbrushed from the cover after the University of Miami objected to the logo's appearance. The film documents the second rise to glory of the Miami Hurricanes football team in the late s and early s followed by the eventual fall of the program, due largely to a scandal involving rogue booster Nevin Shapiro.
Does Michael Sheen know his own career? Watch the video. Throughout the s, Miami, Florida, was at the center of a racial and cultural shift taking place throughout the country. Overwhelmed by riots and tensions, Miami was a city in flux, and the University of Miami football team served as a microcosm for this evolution.