Hoop Dreams (1994) Poster



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Followed by 

Hoop Dreams Reunion (1995) (TV Special)
Hoop Reality (2007)

Referenced in 

At the Movies: Blue Chips/Midnight Cowboy/Reality Bites/The Critic/The Scent of Green Papaya (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Blue Chips" review.
At the Movies: The Quick and the Dead/Shallow Grave/The Jerky Boys: The Movie/Crumb (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Crumb" review.
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation
Unhappily Ever After: Hoop Dreams (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Red Green Show: The Science Fair (1996) (TV Episode)
When Hap Shaughnessy insists that he invented basketball, Harold says, "Oh, yeah! Hoop Dreams!"
Suddenly Susan: Hoop Dreams (1996) (TV Episode)
title reference
At the Movies: Absolute Power/That Darn Cat/Fools Rush In/Johns (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the segment on the Academy Awards nominations.
Pinky and the Brain: Hoop Schemes (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Police Academy: The Series: Hoop Nightmares (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
He Got Game (1998)
college recruiting scenes
At the Movies: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel praises the movie (in an archive clip).
7th Heaven: Hoop Dreams (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the items on the list
30 Rock: Jack-Tor (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Liz
The Office: St. Patrick's Day (2010) (TV Episode)
Michael refers to Darryl moving into Jim's old office as "a real 'Hoop Dream' story."
30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening credits by Director Steve James
The Simpsons: Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life (2010) (TV Episode)
Itchy & Scratchy segment is entitled "Hoop Screams"
Hollywood's Top Ten: Shootin' Hoops (2011) (TV Episode)
Lynda wonders how "Hoop Dreams" did not make the Top Ten list
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger mentions that Steve James directed the film
Community: Advanced Documentary Filmmaking (2013) (TV Episode)
Dean Pelton says, "This needs to be the 'Hoop Dreams' of things people care about."
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.25 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Documentaries" category
Sleepy Hollow: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.25 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Net Flicks" category
Late Night with Seth Meyers: J.K. Simmons/Caitriona Balfe/The Wild Feathers/Will Calhoun (2016) (TV Episode)
Altered poster in the segment A Closer Look
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.57 (2016) (TV Episode)
Victoria is asked a question about the sport that is the subject of the acclaimed documentary during her Cash Builder round.


Do the Right Thing (1989)
Arthur listens to a racist rant delivered by John Turturro in "Do the Right Thing"

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Best Films of 1994 (1994) (TV Episode)
Both Siskel and Ebert's #1 pick.
At the Movies: Memo to the Academy - 1995 (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
At the Movies: Boys on the Side/Highlander: The Final Dimension/In the Mouth of Madness/The Secret of Roan Inish (1995) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown during a segment on the Sundance Film Festival.
1995 MTV Movie Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Steve James wins for "Best New Filmmaker"
At the Movies: Best of the '90s (2000) (TV Episode)
#1 on Ebert's list.
The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in These Amazing Shadows.

Spoofed in 

Coop Dreams (2005) (Short)
The Simpsons: Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life (2010) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Hoop Screams" Itchy and Scratchy cartoon
Bob's Burgers: The Horse Rider-er (2016) (TV Episode)
"Hoof Dreams Horse Camp"
Hotel Transylvania: The Series: Bad Friday/Hoop Screams (2017) (TV Episode)
The second segment title, "Hoop Screams" is a spoof of this title

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