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Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 21 April 2000 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Love and Basketball  »

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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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Trivia

Directorial debut of Gina Prince-Bythewood. See more »

Goofs

Some of the high school players' numbers end in 6, 7, 8, or 9, which is not allowed in high school basketball. See more »

Quotes

Monica: I've been in love with you since I was eleven, and the shit won't go away.
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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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Unexpectedly Emotional
19 August 2001 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

This is not just another sports movie. It's a story about the many layers of love: mother and child, father and child, between siblings, between friends, the romantic love between a man a woman, and love for sport and trying to maintain and balance of all of these. Basketball is the back drop but the characters are the story. I can watch it everyday and will have a tear in my eye each time.


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