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Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

An Extraordinary True Story.

Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.

Release Date : 12 Sep, 1994
Duration : 2h 54m
Documentary
Vote Average : 7.7 Vote Count : 250 Popularity : 7.166

Status

Released

Original Language

English

Production Country

United States of America

Budget

$ 700,000

Revenue

$ 7,830,611

Reviews

A review by kineticandroid

Written by kineticandroid on 29 Jun, 2014

That all-consuming drive towards being a professional athlete eats away at two inner-city Chicago boys and their families. And yet, they still find time to celebrate the little victories along the way, keeping this film from diving too much into an exploration in futility, and more of a life-affirmi...