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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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Spaceman (as Terrence DaShon Howard)
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Butter (as James Harris)
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Dominic
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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
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In the fight scene Fredro Starr actually threw a punch at Terrence Howard by accident. After the scene was finished Terrence Howard was furious and had to calm himself down before getting back on set 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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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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it was a'ight...
28 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Sunset Park left me with a half-satisfied appetite, My one problem was that some of it wasn't filmed in Brooklyn itself and it kinda felt like the bad news bears type of movie BUT, there was good humor mostly from Terence DaShon Howard(Biker Boyz, Dead Presidents) as the smoked out power forward whose name "Spaceman" fits real well especially the part about his hairstyle. Then there's Talent and Antwon Tanner(Never Die Alone, Brother, The Wood) who go line-for-line in some really funny moments. The relationship between the young players is pretty realistic and it really shows when they're on the cheese-bus. De'Aundre Bonds(Tales From The Hood, The Wood) isn't too shabby and has one particular scene that I favored and was able to understand. Also the movie has good cinematography, good music and an un-cliched ending(even tho' sometimes cliches don't ruin films)

Sunset Park could've been a lot better than it was but then again it wasn't all cheese neither and can be put up with, either way it doesn't exceed Above The Rim...


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