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Heaven Is a Playground (1991)

R | | 4 October 1991 (USA)
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A coach and a lawyer team up to provide incentives for an urban high school basketball team to stay out of trouble.



(screenplay), (book)



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Credited cast:
La Taunya Bounds ...
Adoring Girl
Terry Bradley ...
Cylk Cozart ...
Stavon Lovell Davis ...
Loading Dock Worker
Don James ...
Razz Jenkins ...
David Racine
Janet Julian ...
Dalton Ellis
Bo Kimble ...
Matthew Lockhart
Juretha Lawson ...
Wife of Byron Harper
Truth Harrison
Casey Caldwell
Jason Negron ...
Hakeem Olajuwon ...
Luther Hakim


A coach and a lawyer team up to provide incentives for an urban high school basketball team to stay out of trouble.

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Sometimes the only way out is up.


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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mennyei játszótér  »

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'Michael Jordan' was originally supposed to play the role that Bo Kimble went on to take. In the fall of 1998, the filmmakers went to courts with a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Jordan seeking at least $16 million in damages, citing the lack of Jordan as the cause of the film's box-office flop and the derailment of director Randall Fried, who in the words of their attorney, "should have been and would have been the next Steven Spielberg" if the film had been successful. Jordan countersued. The jury founded Jordan not liable and awarded him $50,000 in favor of his countersuit. See more »

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Very possibly the worst movie I have ever seen
14 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No redeeming qualities about it whatsoever, except perhaps the chance to see some NBA players past and present (Bo Kimble, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kendall Gill and others) in action. Corny, bad acting, a hack job of what was a very good book. Sad.

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