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Above the Rim (1994)

 -  Crime | Drama | Sport  -  23 March 1994 (USA)
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Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

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Storyline

Story of Kyle-Lee Watson, a promising high school basketball star, and his relationships with Birdie, a powerful drug dealer, and Birdie's brother, Thomas 'Shep' Sheppard, himself once a promising high school star at Kyle's school, now employed as a security guard. Written by <xDiezel21x@yahoo.com>

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The Hardest Part Of Winning Is Choosing Sides. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for violence | See all certifications »

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23 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harlemi ziccer  »

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$16,036,534 (USA)
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At the start when Shep awakes from the nightmare, you hear the intro to Tupac Shakur's "Pain" - "I Couldn't help but notice your pain" - "My pain?" - "It runs deep, share it with me!". This voice-over is from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). See more »

Goofs

During the final basketball game, when Shep makes a finger roll for a layup, his jersey and #15 are backwards. See more »

Quotes

Motaw: Riding in SUV with Bugaloo and Kyle... Pull the ar over. Pull it over right here. PULL IT OVER!
Motaw: Run it niggas. - gets money from the two dealers, then punches both of them in the mouth. Picks up one of the dealers, placed the barrel of a gun into his mouth.- Don't you ever hold out on me again. Understand? -Punches the dealer again.
Motaw: Getting back in the SUV - Ya'll motherfucker see that? I'm a motherfucking soldier! Now drive!
Bugaloo: Nigga you need a role model, or a hug, or somethin.
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Take It to Ya Face
Performed by Naughty By Nature
Written by Vin Rock (as V. Brown), DJ Kay Gee (as K. Gist), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as A. Criss)
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
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Good hood/sport movie
25 August 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This movie is definitely a memorable hood movie, don't know why it's not up their with the others.

The thing that stood out the most in this movie was that it is not a basketball movie. It's a hood movie. I was expecting it to be a basketball movie set that just happens to be in the hood, but no. Still, it's got a lot of action packed exciting basketball scenes in it. While it's not a basketball movie, any fan of basketball should enjoy it.

Overall it's a good movie. Should be a good watch for fans of hood movies, fans of basketball, or both.


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