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The Other Dream Team (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 28 September 2012 (USA)
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The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

Director:

Marius A. Markevicius (as Marius Markevicius)

Writers:

Marius A. Markevicius (as Marius Markevicius), Jon Weinbach
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Lampley Jim Lampley ... Himself
Bill Walton ... Himself
David Remnick ... Himself
Greg Speirs ... Himself
Dan Majerle Dan Majerle ... Himself
Mickey Hart ... Himself
Chris Mullin Chris Mullin
Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard ... Himself
David Stern ... Himself
Jonas Valanciunas Jonas Valanciunas ... Himself
Mitch Richmond Mitch Richmond
Alexander Wolff Alexander Wolff ... Himself
Fran Fraschilla Fran Fraschilla ... Himself
Arturas Karnisovas Arturas Karnisovas ... Himself
Arvydas Sabonis Arvydas Sabonis ... Himself
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The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

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Most Olympians dream of gold... Their dream was freedom.

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA | Lithuania

Language:

English | Lithuanian

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kita svajoniu komanda See more »

Filming Locations:

Anyksciai, Lithuania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,821, 30 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$133,778, 11 November 2012
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Well, then who won the silver medal?
8 January 2013 | by pero_baracSee all my reviews

I had the great expectations from this movie and I waited for it very long time. As a basketball and documentary aficionado I have to say that the film is pretty good. Montage, archive footage, interviews, good music...and on top of all it's very touching.

However I have one remark. We all know that Lithuania is great basketball country but there was one other with similar path. Shattered small state in independence war. That country is Croatia. It was great rivalry between them and I, as a Croat, think that documentary should have mentioned it. Dražen Petrovićs, basketball's Mozart first and last Olympics as a Croat. It is not all about dream teams and US-a.

Maybe too much information for average viewer in the beginning but then; the rest will flow. Congratiulations to Lithuania for this national project. One more great sports (and more) documentary.


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