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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.

Director:

Adam Yauch

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jerryd Bayless Jerryd Bayless ... Himself
Michael Beasley Michael Beasley ... Himself
Tyreke Evans Tyreke Evans ... Himself
Bobbito Garcia Bobbito Garcia ... Unofficial MC / Narrator
Donte Greene Donte Greene ... Himself
Brandon Jennings Brandon Jennings ... Himself
Jason Kidd Jason Kidd ... Himself
Kevin Love Kevin Love ... Himself
Kyle Singler Kyle Singler ... Himself
Lance Stephenson Lance Stephenson ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2008 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,355, 29 June 2008

Gross USA:

$50,804

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,950
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Oscilloscope See more »
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Color:

Color
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now i'm not a huge fan of basketball, but..
3 February 2009 | by madelinebbSee all my reviews

It's almost hard to believe that this kind of film, so focused on the livelihood and future of a couple of teenagers, could actually ignore emotion completely. A very important topic, not completely neglected, just not focused on as much as I thought was necessary. I just thought it numbed how much emotion is actually put into these basketball players' games. From what I perceived from the film, basketball was most likely going to be these kid's main means of support. So what was to happen if they lost? Without the emotion of the players how are we supposed to relate to the film and genuinely understand how much basketball means to them? Not a complete miss, the characters were well explained otherwise, with statistics and coach support, also explaining how competitive High School basketball is. As a documentary you are allowed to get so personal with your subject, which is something the film COULD have accomplished easily.


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