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Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot (2014)

Nowitzki: Der perfekte Wurf (original title)
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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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I'm not a basketball fan at all, but still found it interesting.
12 December 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I know practically nothing about basketball over the last few decades. Over the years, I have become less and less interested in the sport. So, when I saw this documentary about Dirk Nowiski, I had no idea who he is--even though he's an NBA superstar. I say this because if you aren't a basketball fan, you still might find this worth your time.

The film is a documentary about the career Dirk. It also, at times, is really the story of Dirk and his mentor and personal coach, Holger. The emphasis of the film is that Dirk's success in the NBA has been due to very hard work, discipline and practice, practice and more practice with Holger. It's rather inspiring to see an athlete with such dedication and who doesn't seem like a prima dona and who doesn't live for endorsements and babes! Well worth seeing and interesting.

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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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