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"Through the Fire" chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Asher Beard ... Himself
Nyan Boateng ... Himself
Renan Ebeid ... Herself

Dwight Howard ... Himself

Jay Z ... Himself (as Shawn Carter)

Derek Jeter ... Himself
Eugene Lawrence ... Himself

Spike Lee ... Himself
Dwayne Tiny Morton ... Himself
Jeffrey Morton ... Himself
Tony Peña ... Himself (as Antonio Pena)
Rick Pitino ... Himself
Erica Telfair ... Herself
Ethan Telfair ... Himself
Sebastian Telfair ... Himself
Jamel Thomas ... Himself
Daniel Turner ... Himself
Sonny Vaccaro ... Himself
Michael Vechesky ... Himself
Darius Washington ... Himself

Directed by
Alistair Christopher 
Jonathan Hock 
Produced by
Philip A. Aromando .... co-producer
Jonathan Hock .... producer
Diane Houslin .... executive producer
Christopher Kenneally .... associate producer
Asha Rubin .... associate producer
Original Music by
Pete Miser 
Duncan Sheik 
Cinematography by
Alastair Christopher 
Film Editing by
Sam Citron 
Steven Pilgrim 
Production Management
Connor Schell .... executive production manager
Ron Wechsler .... executive in charge of production
Sound Department
Vince Caputo .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Scigliano .... camera: b
Ben Stauffer .... additional camera operator
Michael Vechesky .... camera operator
Animation Department
Danny Gonzalez .... animator
Jeremy Lasky .... animator
Brendan Werner .... animator
Editorial Department
Alex Evans .... post-production associate
Perry Fallick .... post-production assistant
Misha Greenberg .... post-production assistant
Fred Manzi .... post-production assistant
Dante Motes .... post-production assistant
Scott Sans .... post-production assistant
Ivo Stainoff .... color timer
Roni Sussman .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Anton Marchand .... music consultant
Other crew
Danny Gonzalez .... title designer
Jeremy Lasky .... title designer
Michael Lebrecht .... photographs courtesy of
Jennifer Pottheiser .... photographs courtesy of
Adam Scigliano .... logger
Brendan Werner .... title designer

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103 min
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Sebastian Telfair:Most people wake up every morning to go to work. I wake up every morning so I can go to school so I can play basketball.See more »
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an elephant in the room, 22 March 2006
Author: Cory A Morrant from Oakton VA

This is a good movie, because it is a documentary, and documentaries by nature start on such a higher playing field. As a documentary, it is somewhat below average. There are gaping holes and topics that are completely ignored that are integral to the subject matter. For one thing, there was not a single speaking agent or pro scout/rep in the movie. It is basically a summary of the games he played as a senior, a post season all-star game, the announcement of his shoe deal, one cover shoot, and coverage from the draft. That said, the content of the film is excellent... it is just not complete. I found Telfair's two older brothers to be radiant characters... the kind of stuff you'd never see in scripted material. Telfair's high school coach (not in as many scenes) was another highlight. Another odd thing about the movie is that it is clearly avoiding what is common knowledge to almost anyone who actually watched this. Telfair is struggling. He is arguably the 2nd/3rd PG on the worst team in the Western Conference... losing minutes to Jarret Jack (a late first round rookie) and Steve Blake (a backup on any other team). Lebron James was the first, and thus far only, elite performing star straight out of high school. This movie was clearly made in the wake of Lebron James in an effort to capture Lebron II. So instead of looking at the hype from the outside as a documentary, this movie itself is part of the hype. This is made clear based on the futile efforts to skirt Telfair's pro career. For one thing, this movie was released almost two years after its final event, the 2004 draft. Not all that suspicious, except that there was no text at the end of the movie, updating us with information on his pro career. Put those two together and it appears that ESPN tried to wait for him to be successful before airing the movie. Which gets us to what reeks about this movie. Telfair and his brothers seem intelligent and honorable, and they are being exploited in an effort to make money. This common nowadays with reality TV, but Telfair's career is at stake here. Dollar-crazed industries scrambled for the next Lebron, knowing and banking on the fact that plenty of money could be made before one of these guys even made it to the pros. This juicy topic is not addressed in the movie... as I said before, the packaging of this movie is just another example. The result is fans hating on Telfair and calling him a bust, which he is not. He isn't Todd Van Popple or Brian Bosworth... there was almost zero assurance for all the Telfair hype, again not his fault. That this movie was aired instead of the World Baseball Classic is another strike against the sickeningly self-indulgent ESPN. ESPN doesn't seem to realize that people like it and watch it because it is a window to sports, and not because of its slapdash, substandard original programing or haughty, moronic personalities.

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