Hoop DreamsDirector: Steve James, William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates
This documentary about the aspirations of high-school basketball players from inner city Chicago won awards from the Sundance film festival, the New York Film Critics Circle, and the Academy Award (Oscar) for best editing. Two young men are followed during their entire high-school career, beginning with their participation in playground games and ending with their being recruited by colleges. The obstacles these young men face include parental drug addiction, family poverty, and inner-city violence, as well as the usual obstacles that arise in competition, including physical injuries. While each aspires to leave the ghetto, there are many reasons to suppose they may not be able to, despite each beating the odds against them by winning college scholarships.
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Cast & Crew
|Emma Gates||Herself (William's mother)|
|Sheila Agee||Herself (Arthur's mother)|
|Gene Pingatore||Himself (Coach)|
|Earl Smith||Himself (Talent scout)|
|Isaiah D. Thomas||Himself (Professional basketball player)|
|Dick Vitale||Himself (Television sports commentator)|
|Kevin O'Neill||Himself (Marquette University head basketball coach)|
|Bobby Knight||Himself (Indiana University head basketball coach)|
|Spike Lee||Himself (Film director)|
|Catherine Allan||Executive Producer|
|Ben Sidran||Score Composer|
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If you are someone who gets inspired by stories of people who have a lot of depth, lots of obstacles and lots of dreams and determination and grit then you'll love this movie.
this documentary inspires me so much.i wacthed it about 50 times and im still gon watch it. Im inspired by those 2 players............