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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.

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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 ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cara A Cara See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$10,000,000
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debuts for Talent Harris and Antwon Tanner. See more »

Quotes

[Shorty sees his girlfriend, Cheryl, talking to another man]
Shorty: Cheryl!... Cheryl!... CHERYL! . . .
Cheryl: Don't be callin' my name out all loud like that!
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References The Color Purple (1985) See more »

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Just Doggin'
Written by Daz Dillinger (as Dat Nigga Daz) and Kurupt (as Kurupt the Kingpin)
Produced by Daz Dillinger (as Dat Nigga Daz)
Performed by Tha Dogg Pound
Courtesy of Death Row Records
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Middlin' basketball picture
14 March 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

OK, so it is not the best basketball pic I have seen. That honor goes to Hoosiers. I can watch Gene Hackman over and over in that film and never get tired. But, having said that, it is not a bad film either.

Rhea Perlman, whom I haven't seen since what, Officer Honey in that Canadian Bacon flick, really didn't ad much to the film. She knows nothing about basketball and just took the job as a stepping stone to another losing career.

The real star of the film is Fredro Starr, who gets the team together. The team is talented so the coach Doesn't have to do much more that get them playing as a team. She is more social worker than coach and it all comes together as the team starts winning.

It also stars Terrance Howard, who went on to do some great work after this (Best Man, Hustle and Flow, Ray, Crach).

Not a great film, but not a complete waste of time.


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