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Amateur (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama, Sport | 6 April 2018 (USA)
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A young basketball future star struggles with his personal life in pursuit of his dream.

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Ryan Koo

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Ryan Koo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rainey Jr. ... Terron Forte
Tekola Cornetet Tekola Cornetet ... Stevion
Hanna Longo Hanna Longo ... Playground Girl
Walter Anaruk ... Coach Nguyen
Sharon Leal ... Nia
Brian White ... Vince
Frankie Jones Frankie Jones ... Visiting Coach
Ketrick 'Jazz' Copeland ... Byron
Josh Charles ... Coach Gaines
Corey Parker Robinson ... Coach Curtis
James Siakam James Siakam ... Olembe
Stefan Frank Stefan Frank ... Petrus
Ashlee Brian ... Anton
Vic Alejandro Vic Alejandro ... Opposing Coach
Daniel Poneman Daniel Poneman ... Young Camera Guy
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A young basketball future star struggles with his personal life in pursuit of his dream.

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coming of age | basketball | See All (2) »

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Every dream has a price.

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amador See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Basketball game scenes were filmed at Denver South High School in Denver, CO. See more »

Quotes

Terron Forte: Your family live in the house too Coach?
Coach Gaines: Nah, I'm just crashing with the team for a while. You know, it's tough being a coach's wife, especially when you have 12 boys
Terron Forte: Damn, You been busy coach... oh, oh, you talking about us.
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Remake of Amateur (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

What We Gone Do
Written by Stephen Brett Gaines and Nicholas John Piantedosi
Performed by Zion I feat. Jane Hancock
Courtesy of Mind Over Matter
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Something you'd expect will smith to act in
27 April 2018 | by dam-61299See all my reviews

This movie strips the reality of it all back at just the right amount as to not spoil the plot too much but still strike enough of a chord if you've got any personal connection to the game, fantastic watch and very moving


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