Above the Rim Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Above the Rim the Movie

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Vulgar, violent hoopster drama about a fiercely competitive inner-city playground game. Kyle-Lee Watson (Martin), a self-involved high school star raised by a saintly single mom (Pinkins), is torn between the lure of the streets and his college recruiting chances. His odds aren't made any easier by homeboy hustler Birdie (Shakur), who wants to improve his chances of making money on the local games by making sure Watson plays for his team. Energetic b-ball sequences, strong performances lose impact amid formulaic melodrama and the usual obscenities. Debut for director Pollack.


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Available on VHS
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Moms, Basketball, African America, Urban Drama, Rent-a-Cop, Teen Angst, Sports Dramas
Jeff Pollack, Barry Michael Cooper
Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, Marlon Wayans, Tonya Pinkins, Bernie Mac
Jeff Pollack
Marcus Miller
Jeff Pollack, Benny Medina, James D. Brubaker, New Line Cinema

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