More About Above the Rim
Inner city basketball players give it everything they've got in a local tournament to get out of the 'hood.'
Main Cast & Crew
Jeff Pollack - Director
Byron Keith Minns
Ambitious high school senior Kyle-Lee has a lot going on in his life. Not only is he anxiously waiting to hear from Georgetown about his college basketball scholarship, he's also dealing with the demands of a strict coach who doesn't want him hanging in the 'hood. Then there's his mother's new relationship with a security guard, which Kyle doesn't appreciate. To top it all off, his good friend Birdie -- a neighborhood gangster -- wants to know why Kyle won't hang out anymore. Hopefully, things will work out for the troubled teen, but only if he keeps his eyes on the prize.
Copyright 1994 New Line Productions, Inc. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...[Pollack] appreciates the lively and unpretentious aspects of the story. The casting is especially adroit..." - 03/23/1994 New York Times, p.C17
"...[Shakur] again comes off as an acting natural..." - 03/24/1994 USA Today, p.4D
"This street-smart drama captures basketball kinetics even better than BLUE CHIPS did..." - 09/30/1994 Entertainment Weekly, p.70
"...[Pollack] shoots the basketball scenes with vigor and understanding..." - 03/23/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F6