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Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 21 April 2000 (USA)
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
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Jamal
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Kelvin (as Chris Warren Jr.)
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Naykia Harris ...
Young Lena
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Nathan Wright
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Colleen Matsuhara ...
UCLA Coach
Al Foster ...
Coach Hiserman
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Highschool Referee #1 (as Nathaniel Bellamy)
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Lena Wright
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Storyline

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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All's fair in love and basketball. 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) (23 April 2000)

Gross:

$27,441,122 (USA) (13 August 2000)
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Trivia

5 years earlier, Omar Epps & Tyra Banks played a romantic couple who were college athletes in "Higher Learning". See more »

Goofs

When Monica gets home from the dance, she throws her keys on her desk. When she reaches for her letter from USC, her keys are under the envelope. See more »

Quotes

Camille Wright: I don't know why I keep wishing that you'll grow out of this tomboy phase.
Monica: I won't. I'm a lesbian.
[her sister cracks up]
Camille Wright: That's not funny.
Monica: That's what you think, is it? Because I'd rather wear a jersey than an apron?
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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 This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wish I Didn't Love You So
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Love and Basketball
27 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i love this movie.. actually i watching it now.. I love how it puts love into one of my favorite sports.. its so much fun to watch and you never get sick of watching it. It shows how Monica and Q have grown through the "quarters"in the movie.. This movie reminds me a lot of my first love, when we broke up I still loved him just as Monica did with Q.. My favorite part of this movie is when everything is going great with them and they are in college and their life just seems perfect. My least favorite part is when they are going through their crossroads because i hate to see people that are so in love break up. this is my favorite movie and i would recommend it to anyone!!!


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