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Sunset Park (1996)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  26 April 1996 (USA)
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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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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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[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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Middlin' basketball picture
14 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, so it is not the best basketball pic I have seen. That honor goes to Hoosiers. I can watch Gene Hackman over and over in that film and never get tired. But, having said that, it is not a bad film either.

Rhea Perlman, whom I haven't seen since what, Officer Honey in that Canadian Bacon flick, really didn't ad much to the film. She knows nothing about basketball and just took the job as a stepping stone to another losing career.

The real star of the film is Fredro Starr, who gets the team together. The team is talented so the coach Doesn't have to do much more that get them playing as a team. She is more social worker than coach and it all comes together as the team starts winning.

It also stars Terrance Howard, who went on to do some great work after this (Best Man, Hustle and Flow, Ray, Crach).

Not a great film, but not a complete waste of time.


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