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Above the Rim (1994)

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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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 | Thriller

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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:

Above the Rim - nahe dem abgrund  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,036,534 (USA)
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Trivia

Filmed in July 1993 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

Rollins: You forgot about your team.
Kyle-Lee: I had 22 points and 8 rebounds.
Rollins: And we lost.
Kyle-Lee: Then maybe the entire team should be here instead of just me. It's not like anybody else had a good game.
Rollins: You didn't give them a chance to. And that's just the sort of thing recruiters look at.
Kyle-Lee: Come on coach, we both know there's more to making it than what happens on the court.
Rollins: What is that supposed to mean?
Kyle-Lee: Nothing.
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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.
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Tupac's greatest performance
16 March 2002 | by (Fredrikstad,Norway) – See all my reviews

This movie has a real street feel to it,and it shows the meaning of true friends and how difficult some kids have growing up in world with drugs and crime. One of my favorit movies in this genre,and this movie also contains some real cool basketball scenes.


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