The Street Stops Here is a portrait of the nation's best high school basketball coach, Bob Hurley, Sr. and his career-long struggle to inspire and motivate those around him in order to keep... See full summary »
The Street Stops Here is a portrait of the nation's best high school basketball coach, Bob Hurley, Sr. and his career-long struggle to inspire and motivate those around him in order to keep the doors of a poor, inner-city Catholic school open. This is a story about teenagers fighting their way out of the 'hood, armed with little more than a basketball and the hard wisdom of a fierce, demanding coach. For 35 years, Hurley has led St. Anthony his way. He's an uncompromising teacher who demands perfection from kids who've known little discipline growing up on the streets of Jersey City. His methodical, yet volatile style works miracles. He's tallied 900-plus victories for a school that's won 24 state championships. Hurley's sent all but two of the hundreds of players he's coached to college, a feat that truly shows what matters to him most. This season, Hurley faces challenges that will test his resolve. The most talented senior class he's ever assembled, with six seniors headed to ... Written by
This is a film that is more than just a feel-good movie. True, you want to stand up and cheer at every significant turning point, but the bottom line has less to do with winning games and more to do with winning in life. Each of us has challenges on our path, whether it be an environment of mean streets or inner demons that set us on collision courses of personal disaster, and the plain truth is that we would undoubtedly have a better chance of rising above our biggest setbacks, if we could somehow internalize the lessons that Coach Bob Hurley imparts to his teams. God bless him and all those unsung others who give so much of themselves to others. It's not a profession. It's a calling.
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