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Above the Rim
Duane Martin and Tupac Shakur




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Inner city basketball players give it everything they've got in a local tournament to get out of the 'hood.'

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Overview

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
Duane Martin
Leon
Tupac Shakur
David Bailey
Tonya Pinkins
Marlon Wayans
Bernie Mac
Byron Keith Minns

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 93
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 794043613524
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2003

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Friends
Rivalry
Gangs
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Synopsis:
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.

Notes:
Copyright 1994 New Line Productions, Inc. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.

Reviews:
"...[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

 

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