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Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story (1992)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  29 March 1992 (USA)
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Based on a true story of Hank Gathers, a basketball player from Loyola Marymount who collapsed and died during a game. Hank is a loudmouth Philly kid who is one of the best high school ... See full summary »

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Hank Gathers
Duane Davis ...
Bo Kimble
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Father Dave
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Lucille Gathers
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Coach Spencer
Kevin C. White
Donny B. Lord ...
Young Hank Gathers
Baldwin C. Sykes ...
Specs (as Baldwin Sikes)
Michael D. Hall ...
Heat Gates
Reynaldo Rey ...
Red
Whitman Mayo ...
Nick
De'Andre Alfred ...
Noo-Noo Gathers
Ahmad Stoner ...
Young Derrick Gathers
Cory Curtis ...
Young Heat Gates
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Based on a true story of Hank Gathers, a basketball player from Loyola Marymount who collapsed and died during a game. Hank is a loudmouth Philly kid who is one of the best high school basketball players in the city. His rival comes in the form of Bo Kimble, a more serious athlete who doesn't care for Hank's reckless behavior. When the two players get recruited by USC, they eventually become friends. Hank and Bo are not really played much the USC team, and head to Loyola Marymount where the two become college sensations. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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14 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a big college basketball fan, I, like many others was mesmerized by the on court exploits of Hank Gathers, Bo Kimble and company on the late 80's early 90's Loyola Marymount teams. A real tragedy on many levels occurred when Gathers collapsed and died on the court during a tournament game in March of 1990.

While it is honorable to try and remember Hank through film, this effort was embarrassing, to say the least. A fat Bo Kimble, 8 foot high basketball rims, and a cheesy looking Coach Paul Westhead are among the sins committed in this cheap jack production which would have Gathers vomiting in his casket if he saw the finished product. I give it a "three" out of "ten" only because it is supposed to be a labor of love, but it is not a good quality movie- no where near on the level of "Brian's Song", for instance. The sympathetic, feel-good tone conveyed in the film is somewhat nullified by the (unportrayed) real life ugliness brought on by Hank's survivors looking for a pay day in suing a litany of people, including the University, Paul Westhead, etc.. for Hank's death.


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