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Sunset Park (1996)

R | | Drama, Sport | 26 April 1996 (USA)
A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.

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Mona
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Spaceman (as Terrence DaShon Howard)
Camille Saviola ...
Barbara
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Butter (as James Harris)
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Andre (as Anthony Hall)
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Drano
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Kurt
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Boo Man
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Morris Bernstein
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Dominic
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Mr. Santiago
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Carla
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A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.

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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for some language and sexual references | See all certifications »
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26 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Cara A Cara  »

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$10,000,000 (USA)
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Fredro Starr's cousin Sticky Fingaz was cast as Drano before Antwon Tanner was given the role. See more »

Quotes

[Shorty sees his girlfriend, Cheryl, talking to another man]
Shorty: Cheryl!... Cheryl!... CHERYL! . . .
Cheryl: Don't be callin' my name out all loud like that!
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References The Color Purple (1985) See more »

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Hoop N Yo Face
Written by S.W.A.T. Team
Produced by Bass Mechanics and Phat Albert Productions
Performed by 69 Boyz featuring Quad City DJ's
69 Boyz appear courtesy of Rip-It Records
Quad City DJ's appear courtesy of Quadrasound/Big Beat Records/Atlantic Records
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Excellent Movie
7 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought Sunset Park was an excellent movie about high school basketball. The actors did a good job playing roles that honestly were younger than their actual ages. A lot of sports teams have players that disagree with one another and bicker a lot over small stuff. The Sunset Park players were no different and I thought their depiction of this was well done. The scenes were filmed well and I felt like I feel when I am in NYC. I've watched this film 4 times and each time I enjoy it. I also like this movie b/c it takes me back to my early college days when things were really fun.

Also, on the soundtrack, Aaliyah has a hot joint called "Are You Ready". Check for that.


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