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More Than a Game (2008)

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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

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The incredible true story of LeBron James and the Akron Fab Five See more »

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Rated PG for brief mild language and incidental smoking | See all certifications »
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16 October 2009 (Taiwan)  »

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Mais do Que Um Jogo  »

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$182,943 (USA) (2 October 2009)

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$944,527 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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The song "Forever" by rap artists Eminem, Drake, Kanye West and Lil Wayne was inspired by this film. See more »

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Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.11 (2009) See more »

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Lights Camera Action!
Performed by Mr. Cheeks
Written by Leonard Caston, Bink (as Roosevelt Harrell), Mr. Cheeks (as Terrance Kelly),
Anita Poree, Frank Wilson
Courtesy of Universal Records
Contains a sample of "Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)"
Performed by Eddie Kendricks
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Documentary serendipity!
9 September 2008 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

What a stroke of luck to undertake a basketball documentary about a grade school team that includes the undiscovered future NBA star LeBron James!

Using film and game video footage interspersed with computer effect enhanced photographs, excellent editing and well-mixed music we get a compelling revealed story about four boys turning into men under increasingly intense public scrutiny.

I particularly liked the way the director "animated' photographs by extracting layers and changing the focus. This was probably a necessary technique to extend limited early footage, but it brought in a dimension that many documentaries are lacking


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