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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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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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$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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Trivia

Omar Epps and Regina Hall both have connections to Scream 2 (1997). Epps played the boyfriend of Jada Pinkett-Smith's character in Scream 2, whereas Hall played a spoof of Pinkett-Smith's character in Scary Movie (2000). See more »

Goofs

At the dance, Monica tells her date she feels hot, so Jason goes to get her some punch. Quincy comes over to talk to Monica, then has an awkward moment when Jason returns and takes Monica onto the dance floor. Jason never has or mentions punch. See more »

Quotes

Coach Davis: [In her office after a game] We've got our final games against Oregon and Oregon State, and I'm shaking things up a bit, so... I'm starting you at point again.
Monica: But, uh... I thought Sidra's ankle was OK for next game.
Coach Davis: [impatiently] You want the job, or not?
Monica: Yeah.
[Keeps staring at Coach Davis]
Coach Davis: What?
Monica: It just... it just seems like you're always riding me.
Coach Davis: [pauses, then speaks] You think I'd go hoarse for a player with no potential? When I ignore you... then you worry.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in iZombie: Love & Basketball (2015) See more »

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Candy Girl
Written by Maurice Starr and Michael Johnson
Performed by 'New Edition'
Courtesy of Warlock Records
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I never saw this side of basketball before
14 April 2002 | by (alexandria VA) – See all my reviews

Follows the relationship of Monica and Q from elementary school, through high school, college, and life afterwards as they grow to maturity on the court and off. Sanaa Lathan is great as Monica, the girl who wants nothing more than to be the first woman to play in the NBA yet slowly begins to realize there is something greater missing from her life. Omar Epps does his usual fine performance as Q, a boy striving to be better than his NBA star father who learns that a man doesn't necessarily have to be a star. The basketball scenes are well shot and pretty realistic in the aspect of how male and female teams are viewed by the fans. Overall a very enjoyable movie.


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