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Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 18 February 1994 (USA)
A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny Bell
Lavada McRae
Bob Cousy ...
Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway ...
Butch McRae
Matt Nover ...
Ricky Roe
Cylk Cozart ...
Bill Cross ...
Marques Johnson ...


Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has pressures from all around. Written by Rob Hartill

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$22,355,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nick Nolte would work on the film on weekends as he was also working on the film I'll Do Anything (1994) at the same time as this film. See more »


Algiers, Louisiana was portrayed as being in a rural setting. Algiers is actually an urban neighborhood in the 15th Ward of New Orleans. See more »


Pete Bell: You took the purest thing in your life and corrupted it, for what? For what?
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Baby Please Don't Go
Written by Big Joe Williams
Performed by Them
Published by Deram
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Good basketball movie
8 June 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

While the story was rather interesting, it seemed like it was too sensationalized for it own good. Unfortunately, in a movie about basketball players, one cannot find 7-foot actors, which meant Shaq O'Neal was one of the few people who could fill the role. This entire film tries to hard, accentuating points too harshly, and showing how corrupt the entire system in a manner that doesn't appear believable. I will say this, Nick Nolte really embodies the uber-Bobby Knight character, and what happened to Matt Nover? He was clearly the only good actor amongst all of the basketball players in the film.

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