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Hooked: The Legend of Demetrius Hook Mitchell (2003)

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Raised in the drug infested, crime-ridden streets of West Oakland, California, Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell was born to a drug addicted mother and a father he never knew. Growing up on ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Calvin Andrews
Antonio Davis
Bill Duffy
Drew Gooden
Demetrius Hook Mitchell
Scoop Jackson
Jason Kidd
Brian Shaw
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Raised in the drug infested, crime-ridden streets of West Oakland, California, Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell was born to a drug addicted mother and a father he never knew. Growing up on basketball, he became close friends with some of basketball's greatest players, including: Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Brian Shaw, J.R Rider, Greg Foster and Antonio Davis, and they all exclaim that he was better than they were. The story of how "Hook" wound up incarcerated is told in this poignant tale of a life gone wrong by his NBA friends, his family and Hook himself. "Hook" Mitchell is considered one of the greatest basketball player to never make it to the NBA Written by Michael Skolnik

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Sad.. but impressive Documentary
16 March 2005 | by (San Jose, California) – See all my reviews

Hoop Dreams as a documentary stands out to me as the king of sports documentaries, and I truly doubt that it will be replaced by another film anytime soon. It was simply an amazing production of an incredible set of events that the producers had no idea would occur.

However, mentioning Hoop Dreams is not meant to belittle this film, but instead to say that it comes very close in quality, content, and film production. I received this film from a friend in DVD form, and was instantly taken by the story.

Being a South Bay native, I'm naturally drawn to Bay Area sports stars, and I had no idea this man existed until this film was presented to me. Without giving away key story points, I'll just say that it was very sad, but uplifting in way that only sadness can lead you too. The producers did an excellent job in getting big name players who were exposed to the legend of Hook Mitchell to talk about him and his athletic prowess on camera. Also interviewed are family members, friends, and members of the basketball community.

Highlighted by archive footage of Hook, this film is clearly for any lover of street ball, and additionally it plays well to anyone who can identify with the human condition.

Impressive film. I give it one of my very rare 10/10s for total satisfaction.


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