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Above the Rim (1994)

Some games you play. Some games play you.
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Rating: R
imdb: 6.2
Runtime: 96
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$16.0 mil
Genre(s): Drama, Crime
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Kyle Lee Watson is a star basketball player for his high school team with dreams of playing in the NBA. Dreams that seem to be close to realization as his skills attract college scouts; among them a Georgetown recruiter. Then there’s the Shoot-Out, an intense tournament sponsored by local businessmen of all kinds that promises shallow, short-lived glory. Initially Kyle plans to play for his coaches’ team, but finds himself persuaded to play for Birdie, a well-known drug dealer. Enter Shep, a former local legend turned security guard, who tries to convince Kyle to escape Birdie’s influence. As the tournament comes to a head, Kyle finds himself torn between the worlds these two men represent; faced with a choice between victory and ruin.
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UPC: 794043613524
Release Date June 1, 2004

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