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Uncle Drew (2018)

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After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his ... See full summary »

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Charles Stone III

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Jay Longino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyrie Irving ... Uncle Drew
Lil Rel Howery ... Dax
Shaquille O'Neal ... Big Fella
Chris Webber ... Preacher
Reggie Miller ... Lights
Nate Robinson ... Boots
Lisa Leslie ... Betty Lou
Erica Ash ... Maya
Tiffany Haddish ... Jess
Nick Kroll ... Mookie
Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon ... Casper
Mike Epps ... Louis
J.B. Smoove ... Angelo
Wesley Witherspoon Wesley Witherspoon ... Mario
Thomas Mills Thomas Mills ... Duke Tango
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Storyline

After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew's old basketball squad (Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one. After a successful five years as a fan-favorite digital episodic series, originally conceived by Pepsi, UNCLE DREW, will hit theaters June 29, 2018. UNCLE DREW is a Summit Entertainment release produced by Temple Hill in association with PepsiCo's Creators League Studios.

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Grab your squad and go. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Drew See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,242,781, 1 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,469,946, 13 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,929,608, 16 August 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In describing the fun he had filming the movie, Howery joked, "If I went back in time, and NBA Live '95 me was playing my Sega Genesis and you told me that I was going to do a movie with Chris Webber, Shaq, Lisa Leslie, Reggie Miller... I'd have thought you were crazy!" See more »

Quotes

Preacher: I just came from Hell whipping the Devil's ass.
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References Game of Death (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Harlem Anthem
Written by ASAP Ferg (as Donald D. Brown Ferguson Jr.), Marcello Valenzano, Andre Lyon, and Harlan Rogers
Performed by ASAP Ferg (as A$AP Ferg)
Produced by Cool & Dre
Courtesy of A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Contains a sample of "Come and Get It"
Performed by 3rd Avenue Blues Band
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Pretty funny underdog sports film. Great for families!
28 June 2018 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

Uncle Drew is a very funny, underdog sports film. While I am unfamiliar with all the NBA and WBA stars, I enjoyed the film because I related to the feelings and thoughts of the senior athletes. The use of make-up and prosthetics makes it even funnier.

Dax (LilRel Howery), a basketball obsessed Foot Locker salesman whose dream to coach a tournament- winning street ball team, is drowned by his longtime rival, Mookie (Nick Kroll). Mookie steals his prize player Casper (Orlando Magic Forward, Aaron Gordon), his team and his materialistic girlfriend Jess (Tiffany Haddish).

Dax spends his life savings on Harlem's Rucker Classic registration entry fee and is desperate to get another team when he learns from Louis (Mike Epps) and Angelo (J.B. Smoove) about the legendary street player Uncle Drew. Dax finds 70-something Uncle Drew (NBA all Star Kyrie Irving), a street-ball legend who famously played in the same tournament 50 years earlier. Uncle Drew agrees to play for Dax if he can recruit his own roster of players. The adventure begins as the duo road trips to convince Drew's old teammates to join the team. We see Preacher (Chris Webber), wheel-chair bound Boots (Nate Robinson), Big Fella (Shaquille O'Neil and legally blind Lights (Reggie Miller).

My favorite scene is when Dax, because of a declined credit card at a gas station, makes a $100 bet with a girls' high school coach. His team is defeated and his guys pitch in to cover it and fill the van's tank. Dax learns about their hearts and realizes they are a team.

The film contains some suggestive jokes, a few curse words and a brief scene with nudity. Uncle Drew has strong messages about team work, taking risks to reach your goals and playing for the love of the game. I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11 to 18, as well ad adults. The film opens in theaters nationwide June 29, 2018. Be sure to check your local theater's listings.

Reviewed by Juanita L., KIDS FIRST! Reviewer. For more reviews of family friendly films, visit kidsfirst dot org.


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