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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Milano
Mark Norris ...
Todd Parker
Carol O'Neal ...
Josie Milano
Wes C. Martin ...
Stan Weber
Allen Wilkerson ...
Mel Atkins
Brion Rose ...
Larry Clark
Dante Milano (as Anthony William)
Marianne Milano (as Marietta Putignano)
Ed Dyer ...
Bob Hanks
Janelle Dote ...
Kirk Bowman ...
Tom Newton
Ralph Mason
David Karmann ...
Jimmy Drake
Adrian 'Smoothy'


Young basketball star Dan Milano has all the makings of a pro player -- talent, skill and determination. But as he sets out to make his dream come true, Dan learns that in the world of professional basketball, talent only gets you so far. Based on a true story, this telling drama exposes the politics and corruption that run rampant in organized sports. Written by Anonymous

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basketball | politics | kiss | sweat | sex | See All (16) »


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Action | Drama | Sport


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27 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Foul Shot  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Director, Danilo Mancinelli, wanted mostly wide shots of the actors dunking, so the audience can see that they were really dunking on 10 foot rims and not trying to edit around it like most other basketball movies where the actors have little to no athletic ability. See more »

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Excellent Independent Film.
31 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent independent film. I especially appreciated the filmmakers dedication to athletes at the very end of the film credits, It says; "This is for all the athletes who were not given a chance, even though they earned it." I had heard about this movie from other people and through the internet and I just now decided to check it out for myself, and I found this film to be very real and honest. I have read good and bad reviews about this movie and in my opinion, I tend to lean towards the good reviews. Most of the negative reviews are one to two sentences in length and they really offer no insight on the movie and the message it is trying to send. One example, "it is a low budget film", Since when does a film have to have a big budget to be good? I have seen some real stinkers with extremely high budgets, and I find it that independent films have more heart and soul than big productions. The acting? Well, I thought that this was better acted than a lot of movies I have seen, the character that the story was based upon was as good as any other actor I have seen in any role. This movie does tend to expose corrupt coaches, and therefore, I can see why some people would not want to rave about this film. For a film that was shot for 15,000 dollars, checked on IMDb, it was done quite well, the games were done as well as they could have been with a limited budget. It seems to me like in this day and age, if movies don't have a budget of 50 million dollars and don't have explosions and what not, they are not considered good. I would take this film over those films that have no heart and soul, like I previously said, any day.

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