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The Hollywood Shorties (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Sport | 2016 (USA)
A professional dwarf basketball team defies cultural stereotypes to become one of the most unforgettable attractions in 1980's Los Angeles.

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Ryan Steven Green
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Tony Cox ... Himself
Martin Klebba ... Himself
Jimmy Briscoe Jimmy Briscoe ... Himself
Kevin Thompson ... Himself
George Rossitto George Rossitto ... Himself
Joe Gieb ... Himself
Scott Danberg Scott Danberg ... Himself
Joseph S. Griffo ... Himself
Lydia Green Lydia Green ... Herself
Scott Green Scott Green ... Himself
Glen Haserot Glen Haserot ... Himself
Jim Kay Jim Kay ... Himself
Adam Romano Adam Romano ... Himself
Chris Romano Chris Romano ... Himself
Len Sawisch Len Sawisch ... Himself
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The Hollywood Shorties is a documentary on the birth of organized sports in the American dwarf community. Beginning in the 1950s and rising to prominence in the 1980s, the Hollywood Shorties were a basketball team, the first of their kind and unique in the history of dwarf athletics. Formed from an insular community of recognizable-but-typecast actors in - wait for it - Hollywood, the team began simply as a rare outlet for little people to gather publicly. As the team's athletic skill increased, so did its membership and so too its popularity. By the early 1980s, the Shorties had created a niche in entertainment akin to the Harlem Globetrotters, playing exhibitions from Gladstone High to the Fabulous Forum with their signature blend of comedy and basketball prowess. Simultaneously, they found themselves the vanguard of a revolutionary movement to bring little people into the public eye as something other than objects of curiosity. But, in a bittersweet turn, the very popularity that ... Written by Kevin Oeser

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The larger-than-life story of the world's smallest professional basketball team.


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Not Rated

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USA

Language:

English

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2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Hollywood Shorties Project See more »

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Frontiersman Pictures See more »
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