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

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$10,000,000 (USA)
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Feature film debuts for Talent Harris and Antwon Tanner. See more »

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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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For the Funk
Written by Reggie Dube and Warren Adams
Produced by Livio Harris, Carl Roland, Charles Jordan and Alan Fouse
Co-Produced by Max Gousse, Roget Romain and Warren Adams
Performed by Adina Howard
Rap Performed by Spank D
Adina Howard appears courtesy of Mecca Don/EastWest Records/Elektra Entertainment Group
Spank D appears courtesy of Concerned Records
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A Really Good, Honest, Completely Un-Corny "Hoop Dreams"-like Movie
26 April 2001 | by (LA, USA) – See all my reviews

I really liked this film a lot and I'm extremely disappointed that so many people seem to disagree. I have to admit, I wasn't too interested when I first heard the synopsis -- but "Sunset Park" isn't cornball or predictable like the storyline (or some of the other reviewers) seem to suggest. It's actually a very nuanced, complex, honest, funny, intelligent film. Scenes almost never end the way you expect them to. The coach is NOT a knight in shining armor like so many of the teachers you see in those heroic, one teacher can save the world movies. She is real and complex and has hang-ups and problems (mostly involving men and failure). The basketball players are also all amazingly convincing as genuine adolescent athletes. Their acting is flawlessly natural, almost documentary-like. Their characters have depth and humor and wit. I really became attached to them by the end of the movie and wanted to know more about them and their lives. I can honestly say I didn't want the film to end -- it's a pity that there probably won't be any sequels.


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