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Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 21 April 2000 (USA)
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Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenndon Chatman ... Young Quincy
Jess Willard ... Jamal
... Kelvin (as Chris Warren Jr.)
... Young Monica
... Camille Wright
Naykia Harris ... Young Lena
... Nathan Wright
... Nona McCall
... Zeke McCall
... Monica Wright
... Quincy McCall
Colleen Matsuhara ... UCLA Coach
Al Foster ... Coach Hiserman
... Highschool Referee #1 (as Nathaniel Bellamy)
... Lena Wright
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In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor. As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy's relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica. Some years later, their pro careers at a crossroads, they meet again. It's time for a final game of one-on-one with high stakes. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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All's fair in love and basketball. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,139,180, 23 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,441,122, 13 August 2000
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Trivia

5 years earlier, Omar Epps & Tyra Banks played a romantic couple who were college athletes in "Higher Learning". See more »

Goofs

Some of the high school players' numbers end in 6, 7, 8, or 9, which is not allowed in high school basketball. See more »

Quotes

Sidra O'Neal: That's what you get for trying to show out... freshman.
Monica: I was just trying to play ball.
Sidra O'Neal: You were TRYING to make me look bad.
Monica: Didn't have to try very hard.
Sidra O'Neal: Girl, don't you know you just sloppy seconds?
Big Toni: Sidra. Let it go.
Sidra O'Neal: The ONLY reason you here, is 'cause Tanya Randall got pregnant, and decided not to come. They were DONE recruiting.
Zvette: That's cold, Sid.
Sidra O'Neal: Just thought the girl should know.
[stalks off to the showers]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The end of the creidts show Quincy's and Monica's daughter dunking a basketball . See more »

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Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #13.143 (2006) See more »

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Rock Me Tonight
Written by Paul Laurence
Performed by Freddie Jackson
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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I never saw this side of basketball before
14 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Follows the relationship of Monica and Q from elementary school, through high school, college, and life afterwards as they grow to maturity on the court and off. Sanaa Lathan is great as Monica, the girl who wants nothing more than to be the first woman to play in the NBA yet slowly begins to realize there is something greater missing from her life. Omar Epps does his usual fine performance as Q, a boy striving to be better than his NBA star father who learns that a man doesn't necessarily have to be a star. The basketball scenes are well shot and pretty realistic in the aspect of how male and female teams are viewed by the fans. Overall a very enjoyable movie.


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