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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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Feature film debuts for Talent Harris and Antwon Tanner. 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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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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