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Gunnin' for That #1 Spot (2008)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Sport | 10 October 2008 (UK)
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Eight of the U.S.'s top high school basketball players compete in the first "Elite 24" tournament at Rucker Park.

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Adam Yauch

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Credited cast:
Jerryd Bayless Jerryd Bayless ... Self
Michael Beasley Michael Beasley ... Self
Tyreke Evans Tyreke Evans ... Self
Bobbito Garcia Bobbito Garcia ... Unofficial MC / Narrator
Donte Greene Donte Greene ... Self
Brandon Jennings Brandon Jennings ... Self
Jason Kidd Jason Kidd ... Self
Kevin Love Kevin Love ... Self
Kyle Singler Kyle Singler ... Self
Lance Stephenson Lance Stephenson ... Self
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In September, 2006, the top 24 high school basketball players in the nation stepped out on this same court that once saw the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Dr. J to compete in the first annual 'Elite 24' all-star game. GUNNIN' follows eight of these players as they prepare to showcase their skills at the most legendary playground in the world. The film trails these players on the fast track to the NBA, as they are being groomed to be in the spotlight of a multi-million dollar game. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for language

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Skip the intros of the players - the game is the best
31 January 2009 | by nelson_keithSee all my reviews

One of the highlights is the goofy color commentator who gives nicknames to all the players, comments on their shoes, begs out loud for someone to bring him free food and drinks and complains that his microphone is soaked with spit. The other highlight is one of the "coaches" who tells his team of all-stars "Africa has AIDS. We have a case of the 'Me' disease." Otherwise this movie is not worth seeking out. The opening sections where they go into the backgrounds of the players are boring. Nothing on the level of Hoop Dreams, or even of a quality of a halftime show of the players' lives. I have to add one more line to get this published.


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Opening Weekend USA:

$20,355, 29 June 2008

Gross USA:

$50,804

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,950
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