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Jumping for Joy (2002)

United States, 1964. Bobbie Dean is a boyish girl who has an extraordinary talent for basketball. Because she's a girl, Bobbie is limited in her playing. She can only compete in girl's ... See full summary »

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Timothy J. Nelson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lindsay Pulsipher ... Bobbie Dean
Wayne Sable ... Leonard 'Squeaky' Pittman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlton Bluford Carlton Bluford
Haleigh Danielle DeBruyn Haleigh Danielle DeBruyn ... Melissa
Joe Estevez ... Coach Layden
Sam Hennings ... Pete White
Neil Hiatt ... Dickie Burke
Rance Howard
Victoria Jackson ... Myra Dean
Shelly Kurtz ... Mr. Sanderson
Laurence Lau ... Will White
Sam Littlefield ... Howard Sanderson
Elisabeth Lund Elisabeth Lund ... Wanda
Paul Mulder
Aaron Radl Aaron Radl ... Security Guard #1
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United States, 1964. Bobbie Dean is a boyish girl who has an extraordinary talent for basketball. Because she's a girl, Bobbie is limited in her playing. She can only compete in girl's basketball, that has restricted rules and is hardly taken serious by anyone. When Bobbie is helping her father making a delivery, some boys are playing ball. They assume she is a boy and when they see her play they want her on their college team. But when Bobbie's secret eventually gets out, there are people who are willing to use any means necessary to ensure she never touches a ball in man's basketball again. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The most important part of winning is believing in yourself.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Awesome Movie
7 October 2005 | by bbrungardtSee all my reviews

I really liked this movie. It helps people look at the oppression put on others because of gender. I thought the movie was of HIGH "Hollywood" type quality and would pay money to see this type of movie in theaters. It also shows perseverance and how to handle people who tell you NO! This is a GREAT family movie and most of my family has seen it and loves it. The story starts out as a young middle school aged girl who tries to get into the school basketball program, but finds resistance because it is said to be a "Man's" sport. It shows the struggles of the parents, the young girl "Bobbie Dean", the school officials, and the boys at the school and on other teams. I especially like how the parents play a supportive role. They are willing to totally support their daughter through this hard and sometimes embarrassing time.


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