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Sonicsgate -- 'Sonicsgate: Requiem For A Team' is a critically acclaimed feature documentary exposing the corporate greed and political impotence that caused the Seattle SuperSonics to relocate to Oklahoma City in 2008 after 41 years in the Emerald City.


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Exposing the truth behind the Seattle SuperSonics' tragic exodus after 41 years in the Emerald City. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
John Keister ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Kevin Calabro ... Himself - Sports Broadcaster, KIRO710
Percy Allen ... Himself - Sportswriter, Seattle Times
Chris Daniels ... Himself - News Reporter, KING5
Art Thiel ... Himself - Sports Columnist, Seattle PI
Steve Kelley ... Himself - Sports Columnist, Seattle Times
Slade Gorton ... Himself - Former U.S. Senator
Sam Perkins ... Himself - NBA Player
Brent Barry ... Himself - NBA Player
Nick Collison ... Himself - NBA Player
Desmond Mason ... Himself - NBA Player
Jamal Crawford ... Himself - NBA Player
Aaron Brooks ... Himself - NBA Player
Doug Christie ... Himself - NBA Player
Jim McIlvaine ... Himself - NBA Player
James Donaldson ... Himself - NBA Player
Paul Lawrence ... Himself - Attorney for Seattle
Brad Keller ... Himself - Attorney for PBC
Tom Carr ... Himself - City of Seattle Attorney
Brian Robinson ... Himself - Save Our Sonics Co-Founder
Steven Pyeatt ... Himself - Save Our Sonics Co-Founder
Paul Schneiderman ... Himself - Attorney, Save Our Sonics
Loren 'Big Lo' Sandretzky ... Himself - Seattle's Biggest Sports Fan
Chris Van Dyk ... Himself - Lobbyist, Citizens For More Important Things
Sherman Alexie ... Himself - Writer
Dave Grosby ... Himself - Radio Host, KIRO AM
Jim Moore ... Himself - Sports Columnist, Seattle PI
Bill Krueger ... Himself - Sports Analyst, FSN
Robert Nellams ... Himself - Seattle Center Director
Jill Arnow ... Herself - Exec. Director, Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce
Bob Santos ... Himself - Community Activist
David Mazzeo ... Himself - Rapper / Former Sonics Employee
Don James ... Himself - UW Football Coach
Todd MacCulloch ... Himself - NBA Player

Ryan Stiles ... Himself - Comedian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Ament ... Himself - Pearl Jam bassist
Ross Hunter ... Himself - Chair of House Finance Committee in Wash. State Legislature
George Karl ... Himself - NBA Coach
Shawn Kemp ... Himself - NBA Player

Gary Payton ... Himself - NBA Player
Don Tremblay ... Himself - Owner, T.S. McHughs

Walley Walkker ... Himself - NBA Player / Front Office (archive footage) (as Wally Walker)

Directed by
Jason Reid 
Writing credits
Jason Reid (story) &
Camp Jones (story) (as Colin Baxter) &
Adam Brown (story) &
Darren Lund (story) &
Colin White (story)

Joshua Bell (collaborating writer) &
Dennis Manza (collaborating writer)

Produced by
Alan J. Bloom .... associate producer (original version)
Adam Brown .... producer
Cameron Collins .... associate producer
Ian J. Connors .... associate producer
Camp Jones .... executive producer (as Colin Baxter)
Darrick Bob Jones .... associate producer (original version)
Jarett Jorgenson .... associate producer
David Katt .... associate producer (original version)
Darren Lund .... associate producer
Gil Placencia .... associate producer (original version)
Jason Reid .... producer
Brian Robinson .... associate producer
Colin White .... associate producer
Original Music by
Lil Kriz (musical score by)
John E. Low  (as John Low)
Curtis Seals (musical score by)
Steve Stearns 
Cinematography by
Ian J. Connors  (as Ian Connors)
Darren Lund 
Jason Reid 
Film Editing by
Adam Brown 
Darren Lund 
Jason Reid 
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Baab .... visual effects
Jon Garn .... graphics and titles
Darren Lund .... visual effects
Colin White .... visual effects
Other crew
Adam Brown .... creator
Camp Jones .... creator
Jarett Jorgenson .... researcher
Darren Lund .... creator
Jason Reid .... creator
Lance Rosen .... legal services
Colin White .... creator
Kevin Nesgoda .... thanks
Rob Spampani .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team" - USA (complete title)
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USA:120 min (original release) | USA:43 min (TV version)
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USA:Unrated (original rating)
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In April 2011, at a book signing for Howard Schultz's new book "Onward," a disgruntled Sonics fan managed to get to the front of the line and berated Schultz for his role in the Sonics' departure. Although not connected to the man who created the incident, "Sonicsgate" producer Adam Brown was filming the incident at the time, and at the behest of Schultz, was asked to leave.See more »
Clay Bennett:The NBA will be in Oklahoma City next season, playing their games.See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie, 3 January 2010
Author: zane-3744 from Seattle

I am a fourteen year old boy who saw a link to this documentary and was just going to take a glance.

However, once i started watching this, i was hooked! Sonics Gate accurately explains how the Sonic's franchise was STOLEN from Seattle.

Even if you are a Yankee's fan or you don't watch basketball, this documentary is a MUST WATCH.

Please take a little time to watch it!

It is my second-most favorite documentary of all time after Tupac : resurrection.

With love,

Zane; Faithful Sonics fan

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