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More Than a Game (2008)

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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

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Kristopher Belman
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Cast

Credited cast:
LeBron James ... Himself
Dru Joyce ... Himself
Romeo Travis Romeo Travis ... Himself
Sian Cotton Sian Cotton ... Himself
Willie McGee Willie McGee ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Connor Flynn Connor Flynn ... Fan at Gund Arena
Clavacia Smith Clavacia Smith ... Himself
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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

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The incredible true story of LeBron James and the Akron Fab Five See more »


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Rated PG for brief mild language and incidental smoking | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mais do Que Um Jogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Akron, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$182,943, 4 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$944,527, 20 November 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Forever" by rap artists Eminem, Drake, Kanye West and Lil Wayne was inspired by this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.95 (2010) See more »

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Get Ur Freak On
Performed by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott)
Written by Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott), Timbaland
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Documentary serendipity!
9 September 2008 | by benl-4See all my reviews

What a stroke of luck to undertake a basketball documentary about a grade school team that includes the undiscovered future NBA star LeBron James!

Using film and game video footage interspersed with computer effect enhanced photographs, excellent editing and well-mixed music we get a compelling revealed story about four boys turning into men under increasingly intense public scrutiny.

I particularly liked the way the director "animated' photographs by extracting layers and changing the focus. This was probably a necessary technique to extend limited early footage, but it brought in a dimension that many documentaries are lacking


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