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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
21 November 2003 (USA) See more »
An African American college basketball star becomes the head coach of a yeshiva's struggling basketball team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after a knee injury forces him to leave the game. Based on the true story of Lamont Carr. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alex D. Linz ... Alex Schlotsky

Richard T. Jones ... Lamont Carr

R.H. Thomson ... Rabbi Lewis

Sean Marquette ... Big Ben Swartz
Jase Blankfort ... Stick Goldstein

Erik Knudsen ... TJ Murphy
David Sazant ... Joker Levy

Sheila McCarthy ... Mrs. Klein

Linda Kash ... Cynthia Schlotsky

Jason Blicker ... Marshall Schlotsky

Cassie Steele ... Julie
Jack Manchester ... Tyler
Jerome Williams ... NBA Star
Ron Gabriel ... Coach Simowitz
Stan Coles ... Larry

Dan Willmott ... Tow Truck Driver

Elle Downs ... Charmaine Carr
Mark Jardine ... Trey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Kash ... Sarah Lewis
Sean Loucks ... Referee Bob

Directed by
Stuart Gillard 
Writing credits
Joel Silverman (written by) and
Joel Kauffmann (written by) &
Donald C. Yost (written by)

Produced by
Bob Chmiel .... executive producer
Jacqueline George .... producer
Dan Paulson .... executive producer
Joel Silverman .... co-producer
Original Music by
Christopher Brady 
Cinematography by
Thomas Burstyn 
Film Editing by
Anthony Redman 
Casting by
Lynda Gordon 
Judy Taylor 
Production Design by
Michael Joy 
Set Decoration by
Nigel Hutchins 
Costume Design by
Julie Whitfield 
Makeup Department
Stephen Lynch .... key makeup artist
James O'Reilly .... head of hair department
Production Management
Sandie Pereira .... unit production manager
Lindy Ransom .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Boem .... second assistant director
Andrew Shea .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jamie Burke .... construction coordinator
Jason Herriott .... scenic artist
Mark Hunter .... property master
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... re-recording mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor
Chaim Gilad .... sound mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Kathryn Madsen .... adr supervisor
Richard D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer (as Rich Rogers)
Steven M. Sax .... supervising sound editor
Randal S. Thomas .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Jon Davis .... special effects technician
Rob Huot .... special effects key
Andy Latimer .... special effects assistant
Jeff Skochko .... special effects supervisor
Steve Skochko .... special effects key rigger
Jason Wells .... special effects assistant
Ryan Hunter .... stunt performer
Brayden Jones .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul F. Birkett .... camera operator (as Paul Birkett)
Darren Boyce .... key grip
Ira Cohen .... gaffer
Ryan Gillard .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
John Medland .... still photographer
Marvin Midwicki .... camera operator
David Watts .... best boy
Casting Department
Michelle Calderon .... casting assistant
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Stephanie Gorin .... casting: Canada
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Kathleen Howell .... casting assistant
Aaron Unrau .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janet Cavanagh .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Don Kelly .... co-editor
Location Management
Arthur Clarke .... location manager
Music Department
Ernie Mannix .... music editor
Miriam Mayer .... violin and viola
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Jill Meyers .... music clearances
Chris Tedesco .... musician contractor: trumpet
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Steven Vincent .... music supervisor (as Steven Christopher)
Transportation Department
Bill Sims .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Juan Aguirre .... assistant accountant
Don Bachmann .... production coordinator
Julian Back .... assistant to director
Jill Carter .... script supervisor
Steve A. Kennedy .... production assistant
Troy P. Liddell .... choreographer (as Troy Liddell)
Stephanie Million .... craft service (as Stephanie Holinski)
Andrea Wassell .... production accountant
Angie Winstl .... assistant production coordinator
Shannonn Kelly .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Brazil:90 min
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Did You Know?

The character Alex Schlotsky is based on Lamont Carr's former player Alex Barbag.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The movie is supposed to take place around the time of Hanukkah, which can occur from late November to late December. The kids are often dressed in winter coats and scarves, but there are leaves on the trees, the shrubs are in full foliage, and the grass is green. The leaves are usually gone from the trees in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the movie is supposed to take place, by the end of October.See more »
Rabbi Lewis:What's on your mind, besides the yarmulke?See more »
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Upbeat movie with accurate info about the Jewish faith, 22 December 2008
Author: RGarber1968 from United States

I turned this on about a half an hour into the movie, and was entranced. I wondered if any of the characters were really Jewish and was pleased to see that some really are. It was nice to see Jews portrayed in a positive, non-stereotypical way. I enjoyed the fact that the story wove the secular with the religious aspects of the story, without ridiculing Judaism. A few years ago a movie was made, which admittedly was a satire, about a Jewish superhero, but I found that movie vulgar, and felt depressed that at this time of year, that was the only "Jewish" show to "compete" with all the Christmas programs. I know nothing about basketball, but I could appreciate the "obsession" the boy had with the game, while trying to keep up with his school work. It portrayed a Jewish boy in a Jewish school as a normal kid. It was nice to see Jewish kids going to a Jewish day school instead of some other private school. The only negative, which is why I gave it a 9 instead of a 10, is that it didn't appear to have been filmed in Philly, or the Philly area. I am very sensitive about that, and really find it offensive when other towns (Pittsburgh with it's mountainous background filled in for Philly in a movie years ago with Keanu Reeves as I recall) stand in for Philadelphia. I also found the issue of the "time-out" that the other team tried to pull realistic, in that I think that is the kind of thing a winning team would try to win a game by default. The use of the generator was a great device as a symbol for the cruse of oil that stayed lit for 8 days to consecrate the Temple.

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