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Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 21 April 2000 (USA)
In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with ... See full summary »

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In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor. As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy's relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica. Some years later, their pro careers at a crossroads, they meet again. It's time for a final game of one-on-one with high stakes. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A story of the passion it takes to keep your dreams alive. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,139,180 (USA) (21 April 2000)

Gross:

$27,441,122 (USA) (11 August 2000)
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Producer Spike Lee believed the female lead should have believable basketball skills. Gina Prince-Bythewood said in an interview "I saw over 700 people for the part: actors, ballplayers, people who had never acted before in their life. It finally came down to Sanaa [Lathan] and Niesha Butler [a star player at Georgia Tech and 1999 Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year]. I put Sanaa with a basketball coach for two months and Niesha with an acting coach." See more »

Goofs

When Quincy sees Monica getting home from work, she takes off her shoes and holds them in her hand. After they finish talking, she is wearing shoes, and walks into her house. See more »

Quotes

Monica: It's a trip, you know? When you're a kid, you-you see the life you want, and it never crosses your mind that it's not gonna turn out that way.
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Crazy Credits

The end of the creidts show Quincy's and Monica's daughter dunking a basketball . See more »

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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Shootin' Hoops (2011) See more »

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My Prerogative
Written by Gene Griffin, Bobby Brown and Teddy Riley
Performed by Bobby Brown
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
Under liccense from Universal Music Enterprises
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this is the bomb
2 April 2002 | by (liverpool,engand) – See all my reviews

i must of watched this film a hundred times it is so fab. Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps are brillant in this movie. It is not only a super love storey but it shows the womans rights to play a sport she loves. This film is by far the best film i have ever seen the actors the director everybody involved in this movie was totaly brillant. There has been many love stories that are typical they meat fall in love and live happy for the rest of there lives, this movie shows the ups and downs of a relationship but still the bond between them is never broken. This is a movie worth getting.


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