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Sunset Park (1996)

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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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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 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 »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$10,000,000
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SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fredro Starr's cousin Sticky Fingaz was cast as Drano before Antwon Tanner was given the role. 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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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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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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