7.6/10
91
7 user 5 critic

Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story (2019)

Trailer
1:01 | Trailer
Jump Shot uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the proclaimed developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball. He defined the game, but only now is he ready to share his thoughts on why the game never defined him.

Director:

Jacob Hamilton

Writers:

Jacob Hamilton, Thaddeus D. Matula (story consultant)
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kenny Sailors ... Self
Stephen Curry ... Self
Kevin Durant ... Self
Dirk Nowitzki ... Self
Bobby Knight ... Self
Jay Bilas Jay Bilas ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brad Botkin Brad Botkin ... Self
Jim Brandenburg Jim Brandenburg ... Self
Lou Carnesecca Lou Carnesecca ... Self
Albert Chen Albert Chen ... Self
John Christgau John Christgau ... Self
Fennis Dembo Fennis Dembo ... Self
Chip Engelland Chip Engelland ... Self
Jon Fish Jon Fish ... Self
Jud Heathcote Jud Heathcote ... Self
Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Having spent much of his early life in prison, actor Danny Trejo discusses his career and how he has overcome a life of crime and addiction.

Director: Brett Harvey
Stars: Craig Balkam, Jhonnie Harris, Donal Logue
Stephen vs. The Game (TV Series 2019)
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Stephen vs The Game introduces Stephen Curry's journey to the NBA, his accomplishments and all the things he had to overcome to become the best shooting guard ever in the league's history.

Stars: Ayesha Curry, Stephen Curry
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Lupin III goes on a grand adventure to uncover the secrets of the Bresson Diary, which is tied to the legacy of his famous grandfather.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Suzu Hirose, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
The Outpost (2020)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A small team of U.S. soldiers battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones
Certificate: M/PG Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A teenager has to confront the reality of life on the road after tragedy strikes.

Director: Ani Simon-Kennedy
Stars: Maggie Siff, Danny Trejo, Steven Ogg
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles.

Director: Armando Iannucci
Stars: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Chronicle of the ups and downs of four Indian-American students as they compete to realize their dream of winning the iconic tournament.

Director: Sam Rega
Stars: Srinivas Ayyagari, Jacques Bailly, Valerie Browning
On the Record (2020)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A former hip hop executive decides whether to make public her rape by one of the most powerful men in the music industry.

Directors: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
Stars: Sil Lai Abrams, Tarana Burke, Kimberle Crenshaw
Iron Brothers (2018)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two Fur Traders on the Run from Shoshone Indians Test the Bonds of Brotherhood.

Directors: Josh Smith, Tate Smith
Stars: Tate Smith, Porter Smith, Talon Teton
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A homesick alien crash-lands his spaceship near the colorful African Jungle. His new animal friends need to get him back to his ship and teach him about friendship and fun before his Space-Conqueror father can take over the planet.

Director: Brent Dawes
Stars: David Menkin, David Rintoul, Gavin Peter
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Actors Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan travel from Troy to Ithaca following in the footsteps of the Odysseus.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Michael Towns
Be Water (2020)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong to complete four films. Charting his struggles in two worlds, BE WATER explores questions of identity and representation through rare archive, intimate interviews, and his writings.

Director: Bao Nguyen
Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Linda Lee Cadwell, Dan Inosanto
Edit

Storyline

Jump Shot uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the proclaimed developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball. He defined the game, but only now is he ready to share his thoughts on why the game never defined him.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

game | See All (1) »


User Reviews

 
More than a basketball documentary
16 June 2020 | by zrenauldoSee all my reviews

Jump Shot is a wonderful film that focuses on the life of Kenny Sailors, the man who created the jump shot. Yet, the film goes beyond that. IT tells the story of a man who gave his life to the sport he loved but ever lost sight of what really matters: God, family, and country. You can see the amount of care and thought that went into telling the life story of Kenny Sailors. The story is compelling, the visuals are interesting, and the interviews add such charm. This film goes beyond any 30 for 30 about basketball, it keeps the main focus on Kenny Sailors for the whole film and doesn't lost sight. I would highly recommend this for basketball and documentary fans alike.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed