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United (2005)

An inner city kid with a heart for basketball rallies the people of the world to fight for his right to play.



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Credited cast:
Lynsey Bartilson
Catherine Bell
Andre Boydon ...
Main Kid
Heartbroken Girl (scenes deleted)
Erika Christensen
Codi-Rose Collins ...
TV Viewer / Cultural Icon
Jessica Cummings ...
Child in Crowd
Matthew Dowling ...
Police Officer
Jenna Elfman
Eric Forte ...
Sheeraz Hasan
Isaac Hayes


An inner-city kid with a heart for basketball is the only one willing to stand up to a fearsome group of local hoodlums. But he can't do it alone, and pays a dear price for his bravado. Now his only chance lies in a a frail hope that he might unite those like him, across oceans and ethnic boundaries, to ultimately return for a final climactic showdown on the court. Written by Leslie Brown

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In five minutes, one boy will unite the world.


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30 April 2005 (USA)  »

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$160,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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During the news anchor scene, 15 people/groups clap or dance along with the news anchor. Third to do so is Mary Shuttleworth, who is the Founder of Youth for Human Rights International. She is also Taron Lexton's mother. See more »

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UNITED Four Stars Easy!
13 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

One amazing piece of work from such a talented crew and cast. UNITED is such a strong story that really does unite the whole world for a positive cause.

Taron Lexton is an Eagle Scout, a graduate of the Los Angeles Film School. Lexton traveled to 35 different countries circumnavigating the globe. "UNITED," features cameo performances by Isaac Hayes, Jenna Elfman, Erika Christensen, Catherine Bell, and Lynsey Bartilson.

Lexton, founder of TXL Films, previously wrote and directed "Jake's Box" and "Room 27," winner of the LAFS Film Festival Audience Award, and currently circulating film festivals.

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