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Above the Rim (1994)

R  |   |  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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Some games you play. Some games play you. 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)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$16,036,534 (USA)
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Trivia

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

In the movie's first scene Shepard and Nutso are playing ball on a rooftop with a huge wall and glass window behind the basketball hoop. When Nutso falls off of the roof the wall completely disappears. See more »

Quotes

Birdie: Check this out. You ain't goin to college or any fuckin where if the Bird Man don't win. You might be on the other team, but you playin for ME. Remember that.
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Referenced in The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards (1995) See more »

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Theme from Shaft
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brilliant!
29 October 2002 | by (Quebec,Canada) – See all my reviews

this was one of tupac's best movie ever.The story line was great and so was his peformence.I enjoy basketball and for those of you who are a huge fan of the sport or watching ghetto movies.Go to the video store and rent,you will like this movie so much that you would want to see it over and over again.


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