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Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Drama  |  26 October 2012 (USA)
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The story of Kevin Laue striving to be the first one-armed basketball player ever to receive a scholarship and play on an elite NCAA Division 1 basketball team.



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Kevin Laue ...
Barry Rohrssen ...
Himself - Coach Barry Rohrssen


Follow Kevin Laue's roller coaster ride through life as he strives to overcome enormous odds and become the first scholarship basketball player in NCAA history to play with only one arm. "Rudy" meets "Hoop Dreams" in this heart-warming documentary, "Twice As Amazing." Written by Franklin Martin - Producer/Director

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A boy is forced into early manhood as he struggles to be the first one-armed Division I College Basketball player.


Documentary | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and teen drinking




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26 October 2012 (USA)  »

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$350,000 (estimated)

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$5,273 (USA) (1 November 2013)


$28,449 (USA) (15 November 2013)

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A young man dreams of becoming the first one-arm college basketball player in history.
4 February 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A beautiful film. Opens the heart by showing Kevin Laue's struggle to become the first division one basketball player in college history. Follows Kevin in high school. But, film starts earlier with his relationship with his mentor AAU Coach, Pat McKnight. Kevin's relationship with his father, who died when he was ten is gently explored. His mother, a fixture in his life guides him through the tough years. Through success Kevin meets the President of the United States. He goes on to play at one of the top prep schools in the country, Fork Union. After a difficult year his dream is .... Don't want to spoil it. The how and where he achieves his goal will have to get you to see the film. Bravo for Kevin and the unique story-telling.


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