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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 Glenndon Chatman ... Young Quincy
Jess Willard Jess Willard ... Jamal
Chris Warren ... Kelvin (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Kyla Pratt ... Young Monica
Alfre Woodard ... Camille Wright
Naykia Harris Naykia Harris ... Young Lena
Harry Lennix ... Nathan Wright
Debbi Morgan ... Nona McCall
Dennis Haysbert ... Zeke McCall
Sanaa Lathan ... Monica Wright
Omar Epps ... Quincy McCall
Colleen Matsuhara Colleen Matsuhara ... UCLA Coach
Al Foster Al Foster ... Coach Hiserman
Nathaniel Bellamy Jr. ... Highschool Referee #1 (as Nathaniel Bellamy)
Regina Hall ... Lena Wright
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and Basketball See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,139,180, 23 April 2000

Gross USA:

$27,459,615

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,728,118
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alfre Woodard & Sanaa Lathan would again play mother and daughter in "The Family That Preys". See more »

Goofs

The interlocked "SC" logo appears in numerous shots, particularly during the women's practices and games in the gym. That logo was designed in 1993, and was first used that fall. The script "uSc" logo was heavily used before that. It appears in other places throughout the film, including the men's basketball team shorts and the coach's door. See more »

Quotes

Quincy: I took the ho to Burger King.
Monica: Cheap date.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Shootin' Hoops (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

After the Dance
Written by Leon Ware, Marvin Gaye and Arthur 'T-Boy' Ross (as Arthur Ross)
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Wow, a sports movie I liked!
21 January 2001 | by La GremlinSee all my reviews

I don't like sports movies. I don't like chick flicks. So imagine how happy I was when I rented this movie (it had been advertised as a sports movie in some ads and a chick flick in others) and found gold.

I won't give away anything about this surprisingly underrated film as I didn't know too much about it going in (as I've said many times before, that's often the best way to watch a movie). I'll just say that I'd be very happy to see more sports movies made in the mold of this one. Every cliche from the genera is tossed from the very beginning, and there isn't even a Big Game at the finale. (Well, not exactly. There *is* a climactic game, but [and you'll understand when you watch it] there is a LOT more at stake than the state championship or whatever.)

A little warning for the parents, as I'm a responsible gremlin. This movie's rated PG-13, and for a while I thought it was just for language and that this movie would be perfectly fine for thoughtful preteens. Little change of pace from the "Mighty Ducks" tripe. Well, it turns out that about halfway through there is a very *HOT* scene, so it really should have been rated R.

Then again, if "Scary Movie" can sneak by with an R and not a triple-X these days... but I digress.


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