MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 547 this week

Above the Rim (1994)

 -  Crime | Drama | Sport  -  23 March 1994 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 8,165 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 13 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 25 Sep 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 21 Apr 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Above the Rim" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Above the Rim (1994)

Above the Rim (1994) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Above the Rim.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Juice (1992)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

"Juice" is about 4 inner-city teens who get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as 'the juice'.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King
Bullet (1996)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Frank Senger, Adrien Brody
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Follows the exploits of Snoop Doggy Dogg as he gets shot, and makes a deal with the devil to survive.

Directors: Dr. Dre, Fab 5 Freddy, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Snoop Dogg, Charlie Murphy, Gregory Scott Cummins
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu
Paid in Full (2002)
Drama | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Director: Charles Stone III
Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride
New Jack City (1991)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne
South Central (1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson
Stars: Byron Minns, Glenn Plummer, Lexie Bigham
The Sixth Man (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Miller
Stars: Marlon Wayans, Kadeem Hardison, David Paymer
Mo' Money (1992)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter MacDonald
Stars: Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Marlon Wayans
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

Director: Lauren Lazin
Stars: Tupac Shakur, Rappin' 4-Tay, Conrad Bain
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
David Bailey ...
...
...
...
...
...
Motaw (as Sherwin David Harris)
...
...
Starnes (as Henry Simmons II)
Iris Little Thomas ...
...
Eric Nies ...
Bill Rafferty ...
Himself (as Bill Raftery)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harlemi ziccer  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$16,036,534 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

When Kyle is cheering in slow motion at the end of the movie, while "regulators" was playing, you clearing see Kyle accidentally hit heads with another one of the players See more »

Quotes

Shep: Excuse me? You think you can just kiss me anytime you feel like it?
Mailika: Yeah, that's right.
Shep: I guess that answers that.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Didn't Mean to Turn You On
Performed by 2nd II None
Written by Dee, KK & DJ Quik (as Quik)
Courtesy of Profile Records, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
2pac - 'Pain' j4son2004
West coast hip hop on a New York movie? insk8311
favourite 2pac film??? mr_nice_guy_1
GOOD MOVIE gh3tto-chick
BOONX? JRIA
Rim height during last competition monstrr99
Discuss Above the Rim (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page