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More Than a Game -- Experience the riveting true story that documents future NBA superstar LeBron James and four talented teammates on their inspirational journey from humble beginnings to national acclaim.
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More Than a Game -- 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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  (in credits order)

LeBron James ... Himself

Dru Joyce ... Himself
Romeo Travis ... Himself
Sian Cotton ... Himself
Willie McGee ... Himself

Directed by
Kristopher Belman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kristopher Belman  written by
Brad Hogan  written by

Produced by
Scott Balcerek .... associate producer
Kristopher Belman .... producer
Maverick Carter .... executive producer
Stephanie DeNatale .... co-producer
Jimmy Iovine .... executive producer
LeBron James .... executive producer
Brian Joe .... co-producer
Kevin Mann .... producer
Harvey Mason Jr. .... producer
Matthew Perniciaro .... producer
Original Music by
Harvey Mason Jr. 
Cinematography by
Kristopher Belman 
Johnny Ching 
Travis Cook 
Dabling Harward 
Brian Joe 
Chris Lytwyn 
Humberto Ramirez Jr. 
Film Editing by
Scott Balcerek 
Production Management
Graham Stumpf .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Brad Brock .... foley mixer
Mark Camperell .... production sound consultant
Michael Ferdie .... sound editor
Terry Garcia .... assistant sound editor
Tiffany S. Griffith .... adr editor
Tiffany S. Griffith .... dialogue editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Scott Hecker .... supervising sound editor
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Micah Jenkins .... boom operator
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad North .... adr editor
Jay Petach .... sound recordist: Cincinnati
Derek Pippert .... foley editor
Chauncey Taylor .... sound mixer
Joel Trent .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Christine Carr .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Carter .... flame artist
Stefan Nadelman .... visual effects supervisor
Blake Taylor .... compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Harris Charalambous .... additional cinematographer
Andrew Dutton .... digital technician
Dabling Harward .... camera operator
John Lange .... additional cinematographer
Daniel Madsen .... assistant camera
Donnie Schneider .... key grip
Editorial Department
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Adam Hawkey .... digital intermediate colorist
Tom Moser .... assistant editor
Music Department
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Brad Haehnel .... additional score mixer
Dabling Harward .... music editor
Paul S. Henning .... musician: violin
Matt Lewkowicz .... synth programming
Abraham Libbos .... orchestrator
Deborah Lurie .... composer: additional music
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Jason Ruder .... music editor
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Lee Scott .... music editor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Derek Somaru .... music editor
Other crew
Noor Ahmed .... production legal
Glenn D. Feig .... production counsel
Matt Woodall .... post production coordinator
Eytan Elbaz .... special thanks
Brad Hoss .... special thanks
Brad Hoss .... thanks

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Rated PG for brief mild language and incidental smoking
USA:105 min | Canada:105 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:G | Canada:G (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Portugal:M/12 | USA:PG (certificate #44754)
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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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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Boys becoming Lebron became "King James", 7 September 2008
Author: joshfarcone from United States

This documentary follows Lebron James(NBA superstar) and childhood friends....from the earliest part of his life. From grade school friends, to youth travel ball, to playing at St Mary's High School, to being drafted in the NBA. When four tight buddies become the court as well. Almost a biopic...but not. Amazing what an Akron-Native with time and a camera could accomplish following around "King James".

Although this film follows a professional basketball players rise to fame, it is more about the friendships and loyalty involved in the process. You can't become a star without having trust and faith in others around you. Turns into a great study of professional athletes, what it takes at all ages, but also the emotion and friendships that shape the human....we fail to look at these stars as normal guys like ourselves...and we shouldn't. You will understand just who and what they are through movies like this.

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