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Hoop Dreams


Rated: 8.3
Run time: 170 min
Director: Steve James
Actors: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates, Sheila Agee, Arthur 'Bo' Agee, Earl Smith, Gene Pingatore, Isiah Thomas, Marlyn Hopewell, Bill Gleason, Patricia Weir, Marjorie Heard, Luther Bedford, Aretha Mitchell, Shannon Johnson, Tomika Agee, Joe 'Sweetie' Agee, Jazz Agee, Catherine Mines, Alicia Mines, Alvin Bibbs, Willie Gates, James Kelly, Michael O'Brie, Dick Vitale, Kevin O'Neill, Bobby Knight, Joey Meyer, Frank DuBois, Spike Lee, Bo Ellis, Bob Gibbons, Dennis Doyle, Clarence Webb, Stan Wilson, Derrick Zinneman, Tim Gray, Myron Gordon, Steve James, Elijiah Ephraim, Eric Anderson, Bobby Cremins, Juwan Howard, Mike Krzyzewski, Rick Pitino, Jalen Rose, John Thompson, Chris Webber
Year: 1994


This documentary follows two young African-Americans through their high school years as they perfect their skills in basketball in the hopes of getting a college scholarship and eventually play in the NBA. Arthur Agee and William Gates both show great potential and are are actively recruited as they look to enter high school. They start off at the same high school but unable to pay an unexpected bill for tuition fees, Arthur has to withdraw and go to the local public high school. The film follows them through their four years of high school and their trials and tribulations: injuries, slumps and the never ending battle to maintain their grades. Through it all, their hoop dreams continue. Written by garykmcd