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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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

ESP 334,150 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

After playing a smooth-talking player in Waiting to Exhale (1995), Dennis Haysbert was hesitant to play another cheater. He told Jet he took the role because "Then I saw the emphasis was going to be on the father-son relationship. That was something that was close to my heart." See more »

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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 »

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

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Rock Me Tonight
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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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