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Gunnin' for That #1 Spot -- Eight of the top U.S. high school basketball players compete in the first "Elite 24" tournament at Rucker Park. Produced and directed by MCA of the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch ("AWESOME; I F***ING SHOT THAT!"), featuring Jerryd Bayless, Michael Beasley, Kevin Love, Kyle Singler and Tyreke Evans.
Gunnin' for That #1 Spot -- This is the theatrical trailer for Gunnin' for That #1 Spot, directed by Adam Yauch.
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Gunnin' for That #1 Spot -- Eight of the U.S.'s top high school basketball players compete in the first "Elite 24" tournament at Rucker Park.
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Eight of the U.S.'s top high school basketball players compete in the first "Elite 24" tournament at Rucker Park. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Adam Yauch on "Gunnin' For That #1 Spot"
 (From IFC. 27 June 2008, 9:08 AM, PDT)

Rockin' The Reel: Musicians Turned Moviemakers
 (From IFC. 27 June 2008, 8:49 AM, PDT)

Gunnin' For That 1 Spot
 (From The AV Club. 26 June 2008, 2:02 PM, PDT)

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Jerryd Bayless ... Himself
Michael Beasley ... Himself
Tyreke Evans ... Himself
Bobbito Garcia ... Unofficial MC / Narrator
Donte Greene ... Himself
Brandon Jennings ... Himself
Jason Kidd ... Himself
Kevin Love ... Himself
Kyle Singler ... Himself
Lance Stephenson ... Himself

Directed by
Adam Yauch 
Produced by
Terrence Chin .... associate producer
Jon Doran .... producer
Chris Rivers .... associate producer
Arthur Roses .... associate producer
Adam Yauch .... producer
Cinematography by
Chris Ekstein 
Film Editing by
Neal Usatin 
Sound Department
Mike Guarino .... sound mixer
Paul Hsu .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Israel .... sound mixer
John Sember .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Stern .... dialogue editor
Andy Theiss .... sound recordist
Jon Weiner .... additional engineering
Allan Zaleski .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Remi Gletsos .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Scipio Africano .... camera operator
Vanya Edwards .... camera operator
Chris Ekstein .... camera operator
Johnny North .... camera operator
Matt Porwoll .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Remi Gletsos .... assistant editor
Julian Ong .... assistant editor
Music Department
Brian Godshall .... music clearances
Other crew
David Magdael .... publicist

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Rated PG-13 for language
USA:90 min


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Gunnin', 9 June 2010
Author: razmatazern from Austin, TX

Gunnin' for that #1 spot was a neat glimpse into the world of the top high school basketball players. The lives of the high school players was way more intense than I would have imagined. On the outside, they all seemed like your typical high school boys, but their passion and skills for the sport really set them apart from other high school students. The mere fact that they had college coaches and sponsors trying to recruit them all the time showed that these guys were on a completely different level than your average high school basketball player. The determination of the college coaches to have their chosen player recruited to join their school and play for them was really astounding. I didn't realize that so much effort went into recruiting high school players. The kids seemed way older than 17-18 years old because they had to deal with so much, and some of them had to make some really mature decisions regarding their futures.

The visual effects made the movie fresh and not monotonous. It was able to hold my attention and kept me wanting more. I feel like the visuals mixed with the music really added a lot to the documentary and made it even more entertaining. I absolutely loved the music all throughout the film.

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