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Sunset Park (1996)

R | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Spaceman (as Terrence DaShon Howard)
Camille Saviola ...
Butter (as James Harris)
Andre (as Anthony Hall)
Boo Man
Scott Burkholder ...
Morris Bernstein
John Vargas ...
Mr. Santiago


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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You gotta represent.


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual references | See all certifications »




Release Date:

26 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coach  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the fight scene fredro starr actually threw a punch at Terrance Howard by accident. After the scene was finished Terrance Howard was furious and had to calm himself down before getting back on set See more »


[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 »


Elements I'm Among
Written by Queen Latifah (as Dana Owens)
Produced by Easy Mo Bee
Performed by Queen Latifah
Courtesy of Motown Records Co. L.P.
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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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