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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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Livin' It Up
Performed by Ja Rule
Written by Ja Rule (as Jeffrey Atkins), Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus), Leon Haywood,
Irv Gotti (as Irving Lorenzo), Robin Mays, Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Murder Inc. Records, LLC / Universal 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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