A documentary that follows the early career of basketball star Dirk Nowitzki, his relationship with coach and mentor Holger Geschwindner, and their path to NBA glory.
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Credited cast:
Kobe Bryant ... Self
Rick Carlisle Rick Carlisle ... Self
Vince Carter ... Self
Mark Cuban ... Self
Michael Finley Michael Finley ... Self
Holger Geschwindner Holger Geschwindner ... Self
Jason Kidd Jason Kidd ... Self
Steve Nash ... Self
Don Nelson Don Nelson ... Self
Donnie Nelson Donnie Nelson ... Self
Dirk Nowitzki ... Self
Helga Nowitzki Helga Nowitzki ... Self
Jessica Nowitzki Jessica Nowitzki ... Self
Jörg Nowitzki Jörg Nowitzki ... Self
Silke Nowitzki Silke Nowitzki ... Self


THE PERFECT SHOT covers the story of Nowitzki's rise to the peaks of fame starting off at one of Germany's regional basketball leagues. It's the story of the fascinating relationship with Holger Geschwindner, his discoverer, coach and mentor. The physicist recognized young Dirk Nowitzki's talent early on and, with a mix of ambitious daring and scientific precision, led him all the way to the top. It is a Film about Dirk Nowitzki and Holger Geschwindner: how they became who they are. It is about the unique relationship between the cosmopolitan mentor and his timid student, who made it to where his teacher had previously only dreamed of: the NBA Championship. Written by BROADVIEW

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Best and ever documentary of Dirk
2 May 2015 | by iameasternSee all my reviews

A perfect shot for us to see Dirk journey from Germany to the NBA, from a nobody to a most distinguished international player in the league, and all the ups and downs throughout his career. This gave us an introduction of how his style of game is built and has evolved. Also, it depicts every aspect of his life on and off the court, and let us understand him for more than a player from the mouths of every close people around him.

The biggest takeaway I would say is "being in" the process and story how Dallas changed Dirk and Dirk changed Dallas by the director's art of work.

Definitely a must-see for Dirk's and Dallas Mavericks fans.

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German | English

Release Date:

September 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$20,049, 12 July 2015

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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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