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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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Filmed between February and October 1995. 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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References The Color Purple (1985) See more »

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Hoop N Yo Face
Written by S.W.A.T. Team
Produced by Bass Mechanics and Phat Albert Productions
Performed by 69 Boyz featuring Quad City DJ's
69 Boyz appear courtesy of Rip-It Records
Quad City DJ's appear courtesy of Quadrasound/Big Beat Records/Atlantic Records
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it was a'ight...
28 June 2004 | by (NYC) – 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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