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Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)

A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the ... See full summary »

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Eriq La Salle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Cheadle ... Earl "The Goat" Manigault
James Earl Jones ... Dr. McDuffie
Michael Beach ... Legrand
Ronny Cox ... Coach Scarpelli
Loretta Devine ... Miss Mary
Glynn Turman ... Coach Powell
Monica Calhoun ... Evonne
Colin Cheadle Colin Cheadle ... Young Earl
Michael Ralph ... Dion
Daryl Mitchell ... Dean Memminger
Nicole Ari Parker ... Wanda (as Nicole Parker)
Tamara Tunie ... Miss Marcus
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Himself
Chick Hearn Chick Hearn ... Himself
Cress Williams ... Kimbrough
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A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 was the 25th anniversary of the first tournament named after him. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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From the mean streets of Harlem come the greatest basketball player the world has never known.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic drug use, strong language, some sexuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A TV movie for the HBO network. See more »

Quotes

Legrand: You know, it's been a business doing pleasure with you.
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Soundtracks

Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written by Marvin Gaye
Performed by Marvin Gaye
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TV movie - but still a powerful message
13 September 2001 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Not really a basketball film - most of the action is pretty poor, but the film is a message of being disiplined and not succumbing to the things that can cause you top loose your dreams. Specifically abound the NBA but it does apply generally. It is inspiring to see "the goat" as a junkie and a failure but to rise up again as far as he could. Don Cheadle is excellent as ever - in fact most of the cast is. But please! Eric la Salle is truely awful, haming up his character, including sub-plots that means his character looses his hands, plays ball and visibly suffers the effects of drugs - all of which he does badly and it's almost like he set it up for him to "show-piece" his hammy acting. Apart from him it's a good TV movie and the story makes up for the lower production values.


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