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Sunset Park (1996)

R | | Drama, Sport | 26 April 1996 (USA)
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A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.

Director:

Steve Gomer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rhea Perlman ... Phyllis Saroka
Fredro Starr ... Shorty
Carol Kane ... Mona
Terrence Howard ... Spaceman (as Terrence DaShon Howard)
Camille Saviola ... Barbara
De'aundre Bonds ... Busy-Bee
Talent Harris ... Butter (as James Harris)
Anthony C. Hall Anthony C. Hall ... Andre (as Anthony Hall)
Antwon Tanner ... Drano
Shawn Michael Howard ... Kurt
Guy Torry ... Boo Man
Scott Burkholder ... Morris Bernstein
John Aprea ... Dominic
John Vargas ... Mr. Santiago
Rhonda Stubbins White ... Carla
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A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.

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You gotta represent.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual references | See all certifications »
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Filmed in January 1996. See more »

Quotes

ShortySpacemanButterDrano: Sunset Park, hat time is it?
ShortySpacemanButterDrano: It's time to get live! It's time to represent!
ShortySpacemanButterDrano: Sunset Park, hat time is it?
ShortySpacemanButterDrano: It's time to get live! It's time to represent!
Shorty: I throw the ball to Butter, blam, 360 slam
Shorty: Spaceman, he comes down with the jam
Shorty: Drano, yo, he goes back further
Shorty: With the three, swish, it's all murder!
Shorty: Come on down to the Sunset Park
Shorty: Get busy, we will take you to the dark
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Soundtracks

Motherless Child
Written by RZA (as Robert Diggs) and Ghostface Killah (as Dennis Coles)
Produced, Mixed and Arranged by RZA (as The RZA) for Wu-Tang Productions
Performed by Ghostface Killah (as Ghostface Killer) featuring Raekwon
Ghostface Killer appears courtesy of Razor Sharp Records, Inc.
Raekwon appears courtesy of Loud Records/RCA Records
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Excellent Movie
7 September 2006 | by alcon_sSee all my reviews

I thought Sunset Park was an excellent movie about high school basketball. The actors did a good job playing roles that honestly were younger than their actual ages. A lot of sports teams have players that disagree with one another and bicker a lot over small stuff. The Sunset Park players were no different and I thought their depiction of this was well done. The scenes were filmed well and I felt like I feel when I am in NYC. I've watched this film 4 times and each time I enjoy it. I also like this movie b/c it takes me back to my early college days when things were really fun.

Also, on the soundtrack, Aaliyah has a hot joint called "Are You Ready". Check for that.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunset Park See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,705,440, 28 April 1996

Gross USA:

$10,163,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,163,782
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SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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