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James Earl Jones,
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This is a corny b-ball movie w/ bad acting and B-movie production value.
I didn't like this movie at all. The basketball action is weak, it is all done is slo-mo, and makes it really hard to watch. D.B Sweeny is a good actor, but his dialogue is so corny, it makes him unbearable. The "villain" in this movie is contrived, and the main character Truth, is a complete idiot. You don't feel sorry for him at all when he ruins his life. Features cameo by Hakeem Olajuwon, and Michael Jordan was supposed to be in it but backed out. Don't waste your time on this movie, if you want a good basketball movie see Above the Rim, Hoop Dreams, Hoosiers, or my personal favorite Blue Chips.
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