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Director:
Writers:
Kristopher Belman (written by)
Brad Hogan (written by)
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Release Date:
16 October 2009 (Taiwan) See more »
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More than a team - More than a coach See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Worth It To See LeBron At An Early Age See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (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
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
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
 
Thanks
Eytan Elbaz .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG for brief mild language and incidental smoking
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USA:105 min | Canada:105 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Australia:G | Canada:G (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Portugal:M/12 | USA:PG (certificate #44754)
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Worth It To See LeBron At An Early Age, 27 May 2010
Author: Ras-I Thrill from United States

If you know or care anything about high school hoops on a national level, there's one stretch of the truth that will jump out at you near the end of this movie -- that being the assertion that St. Vincent-St. Mary is playing in a national championship game in what was the senior season for LeBron James and the rest of the "Fab 4/5". Of course, there is no national championship game for high school hoops, at least, not like there is in college. LeBron and his crew won the Division II Ohio state championship as seniors, then would have had to be voted national champs in one or more polls. And I don't remember if they were consensus national champs; since it's all done by polls, it's possible one or more polls had some other team as its national champ that season.

Maybe that only means something to me because I'm a basketball fan. For everyone else it probably suffices to say that this is an entertaining film, if a bit thin on details and questionable at times in its accuracy. As basketball documentaries go, More Than A Game can't hold Hoop Dream's jock, but seeing action clips of LeBron as a youngsta make it worth the rental.

One last basketball junkie point: For my tastes the film makers should have gone into more detail about the LeBron-Carmelo Anthony HS matchup. It's glossed over a bit in this film so you don't get the sense of what a battle that game was between two good teams and two future NBA stars (36-8-5 and six steals for LeBron, 34-11-2 for Carmelo). Nor is it emphasized that LeBron and St. Vincent-St. Mary lost the game.

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