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THE HEART OF THE GAME captures the passion and energy of a Seattle high school girls' basketball team, the eccentricity of their unorthodox coach, and the incredible true story of one player's fight to play the game she loves. See more »
A documentary Roosevelt Roughriders, a girls' high-school basketball team in Seattle, and one player's fight to regain her eligibility to play. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ludacris ... Narrator (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)

Darnellia Russell ... Herself

Bill Resler ... Himself
Devon Crosby Helms ... Herself (as Devon Crosby-Helms)
Meghan Miller ... Herself
Jade White ... Herself
Lindsey Wilson ... Herself

Michael Silva ... Himself (as Mike 'Riderman' Silva)
Emily Watson ... Herself
Hillary Seidel ... Herself
Aaron Jack ... Himself
Maria Mendoza ... Herself
Keasha Beward ... Herself
April Swafford ... Herself
Maude Lepley ... Herself
Joyce Walker ... Herself
Joel Waters ... Himself
Marjorie Russell ... Herself
Jerry Ronk ... Himself
Shannon Costello ... Herself
Jenny Wild ... Herself
Alex Jessup ... Himself
Emiko Harris ... Herself
Leondrae Morris
Betty Harris ... Herself
Urika Russell ... Herself
Leyla Khastou ... Herself
Tracey Leddo ... Herself
Secoy Clemmons ... Herself
Trekayla Clemmons ... Herself
Kenyon Luce ... Himself
Malia O'Neil ... Herself
Mike Colbrese ... Himself
Kelli Cutright ... Herself

Directed by
Ward Serrill 
Writing credits
Ward Serrill (written by)

Produced by
Alice de Muizon .... associate producer
Larry Estes .... executive producer
Lois Greenberg .... associate producer
Liz Manne .... producer
Richard Palacios .... associate producer
Ward Serrill .... producer
Amy Stodghill .... associate producer (as Amelia Stodghill)
Original Music by
The Angel 
Cinematography by
Ward Serrill (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eric Frith 
Production Management
Mary Daisey .... post-production manager: Flying Spot
Kelli Garces .... post-production manager: Flying Spot
Thomas Carl McGuinness .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Alex Bates .... graphic designer
Lucy Woodworth .... graphic artist: Flying Spot
Sound Department
Pat Cockburn .... sound recordist: narration, Bad Animals
Gideon Cohen .... sound recordist: narration, Bad Animals
Mark Griswold .... additional sound: Bad Animals
Steve Heinke .... sound recordist: narration, Bad Animals
Dave Howe .... sound mixer: Bad Animals
Matt Hutchinson .... sound recordist: narration, Bad Animals
Michael McAuliffe .... sound designer: Bad Animals (as Mike McAuliffe)
Joshua Monroy .... sound recordist: narration, Bad Animals
Peter Roberts .... additional sound: Bad Animals
Ward Serrill .... sound recordist: Bad Animals
Eric Soma .... additional sound: Bad Animals
Wendi Wills .... sound supervisor: post-production, Bad Animals
Daniel Sperry .... sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Katherine Bragdon .... additional camera operator
Wendy Jo Carlton .... additional camera operator
David Fox .... additional cinematographer
Bruce Hudson .... additional camera operator
Charlie Kirkwood .... additional camera operator
Kirk Miller .... additional camera operator
Richard Palacios .... additional camera operator
Ryan Purcell .... additional camera operator
Ryan Purcell .... lighting
Hilary Seidel .... additional camera operator
Scott Seidel .... additional camera operator
Aaron Stadler .... additional camera operator
Diana Wilmar .... additional cinematographer
Ray Woodhouse .... additional camera operator
Editorial Department
Shane Dillon .... on-line editor: Flying Spot
Kurt Feldhun .... additional editor
Tim Harader .... additional editor
Steve Harris .... on-line editor: Flying Spot
Troy Murison .... on-line editor: Flying Spot
Stephen R. Myers .... post-production consultant (as Stephen Myers)
Tim Neff .... on-line editor: Flying Spot
Amy Stodghill .... assistant editor (as Amelia Stodghill)
Jeff Tillotson .... electronic film timer: Flying Spot
Tiffany Verzal .... additional editor
Daniel Niemiec .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
The Angel .... music producer
Steve Deibert .... music recordist: band
Kurt Feldhun .... additional composer: score
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Brian Richards .... music editor
Robert Russell .... musician: upright and electric bass
Michael Sackler-Berner .... assistant music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steven 'Crash' Arroz .... driver: van
Other crew
Alex Bates .... technical supporter
Katherine Bragdon .... story advisor
Matt Clarke .... story advisor
Tricia Cooke .... story advisor
Jake Farmer .... web site designer
Steve Hay .... story advisor
Dave Hunsaker .... story advisor (as David Hunsaker)
David Liu .... story advisor
Michael McMann .... story advisor
Bill Neal .... legal services
Cathleen O'Connell .... consultant: stock footage
Allison Roberts .... tape logging
Pat Sanford .... chief executive: Flying Spot
Doug Serrill .... usher
June Serrill .... usher
Daniel Steinman .... legal services
Amy Stodghill .... tape logging (as Amelia Stodghill)
Neil Sussman .... legal services
Lucy Woodworth .... title designer: Flying Spot
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances (uncredited)
Kurt Feldhun .... story consultant (uncredited)
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
97 min | Canada:102 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Bill Resler:One of the things really that makes coaching fun is when you tell teenagers "Go do 'ABC'", and they'll look at you and say "Yes, we're going to go do 'ABC'", and they're excited about "ABC", and five seconds later you watch them do "XYZ", and sometimes I'll ask them "Why did you do 'XYZ'?" and they never have an answer. They always look at you like, "Why would you ask a question like that?"See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
You Can't Write This Stuff!, 6 June 2006
Author: whats_the_secret_max from New York

Had the story in "The Heart of the Game" been a piece of fiction, I wouldn't have believed a word of it, and probably would've cursed Hollywood for continuing to insult the intelligence of moviegoers. As it's a documentary, however, it's quite extraordinary to have captured this particular story in the making. Kudos to the filmmakers for exceptional foresight and/or luck!

Sports movies have become a bit clichéd over time, but I really hope that won't deter anyone from seeing this very moving film. It successfully captures the emotions and spirit of being part of a team with a sense of vitality, humor, and love that I've rarely seen before. Coach Resler in particular is a joy to watch, and will no doubt inspire a generation of coaches to use nature specials when developing game plans.

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