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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)  »

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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 »

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During the final basketball game Birdie's bandanna changes positions multiple times. See more »

Quotes

Bugaloo: Yo Kyle, I didn't know you was uncircumcised. Yo, Your dick look like an anteater.
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Referenced in Notorious (2009) See more »

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I'm Still in Love with You
Performed by Al B. Sure!
Written by Al Green, Al Jackson Jr., Willie Mitchell
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Great Visuals - {Mad Sound Track}
27 March 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The film, Above The Rim is no Star Wars, It's just a darker version of "White Men Can't Jump" with more creativity on the well developed basketball dribbling and dunks visuals. It's a must see for any sport/rap fan with the best soundtrack - thanks to Tupac Actor/Rapper dropping monster rhymes. The plot is a little light, but can't we all understand that we are not watching this movie for the plot but for the action. The basketball and music culture of America is superbly linked into the grim, street culture of the ghetto. The subtle use of basketball as a view into the street culture of America, is unique and original to this movie. This movies is a must for all DVD collections and deserves a 10. Thank You.


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