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Hoop Dreams

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Filmed over a five-year period, this documentary follows the lives of two inner-city kids with aspirations to play professional basketball.
Title: Hoop dreams
[videorecording]
Published: [New York?] : Criterion Collection, c2005.
Edition: Full screen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 52 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 booklet (36 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)
Notes: "Cat. no. CC1610D"--Disc label.
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1.
Originally produced in 1994.
"FirstLine Features."
Documentary film.
Contents: Special features: Commentaries : The filmmakers ; Arthur and William
Siskel & Ebert
Music video
Trailers.
Summary: Filmed over a five-year period, this documentary follows the lives of two inner-city kids with aspirations to play professional basketball.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13.
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 9781559409582
1559409584
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.323 HOO
Statement of Responsibility: a film by Steve James, Fred Marx, Peter Gilbert ; a production of Kartemquin Films and KTCA Public Television, Saint Paul, Minneapolis ; produced by Frederick Marx, Steve James, Peter Gilbert ; directed by Steve James ; co-producer, Gordon Quinn ; executive producers, Gordon Quinn, Catherine Allan
Credits: Director of photography, Peter Gilbert ; editors, Frederick Marx, Steve James, Bill Haugse ; music producer, Ben Sidran ; additional music, Tom Yore.
Performers: Featuring Arthur Agee, William Gates ; narrator, Steve James .
System Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital stereo.
Subject Headings: Basketball players United States Biography Video recordings.
Topical Term: Basketball players
Publisher No: CC1610D
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Jul 20, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

It is a very well made documentary at least that i used to LOVE actually.However,in 2014 i now realize that this very slick documentary is really nothing more than just another modern day slavery promotion at best for black boys only to destroy their bodies and significantly shorten their lifespans for DEEPLY RACIST NBA slave masters for $ period.To all my much younger brothers from other mothers worldwide,USE YOUR BRAINS,NOT YOUR BODIES,TO EARN $ PERIOD,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a documentary about the aspirations of high-school basketball players from inner city Chicago. It follows two high school boys named William Gates and Arthur Agee. Though both boys are in very different situations financially and family wise, they share the same emotional pain and success. William is instantly put onto the high school varsity team and his skills as one of the best players are evident. It seems as if William has a chance to be as good as he wants to. With the help of his brother, a former player, and his demanding coach, William finds success on the basketball court. As his career progresses William is faced with obstacles that may jeopardize his whole future. On the other hand, Arthur Agee starts of on the freshman team at the same school at William, but soon finds he is unable to cope with the financial demands of the school. Arthur goes back to attend the public school near his house to chase his basketball dreams. While trying to avoid the dangers in his life, Arthur is determined to use the game of basketball to achieve his goals. The two boys are transformed into young men throughout the documentary. Life altering decisions and college recruiting show the different qualities of each boy and how they deal with certain situations. This documentary gives a great insight on how student athletes think and how they must make the right choices in life.

Feb 02, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Dated docudrama about two of the top high school basketball prospects in Chicago. Shows their lives, on and off the court, for all 4 years of high school. This was fascinating. However, I'd love to see this done now with widespread internet and social media. Really felt dated.

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