Something to Cheer About

Overview

The first all-black high school basketball team to win a U.S. state championship and the coach who inspired them to always play at the top of their game are profiled in director Betsy Blankenbaker's inspirational documentary. The Crispus Attucks Tigers is a team that helped to get numerous kids off of the streets while raising community morale and breaking down the color barrier in professional sports. Former Crispus Attucks Tigers include such famed sports luminaries as Harlem Globetrotter Hallie Bryant, All ...
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Overview

The first all-black high school basketball team to win a U.S. state championship and the coach who inspired them to always play at the top of their game are profiled in director Betsy Blankenbaker's inspirational documentary. The Crispus Attucks Tigers is a team that helped to get numerous kids off of the streets while raising community morale and breaking down the color barrier in professional sports. Former Crispus Attucks Tigers include such famed sports luminaries as Harlem Globetrotter Hallie Bryant, All American Basketball Player Willie Merriweather, and NBA MVP Oscar Robertson. These are the players that forever changed the face of basketball, and they all got their start by playing for the team that provided hope when it seemed that all had been lost.
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Special Features

50th anniversary celebration footage; 1955 Indiana High School championship game; Crispus Attucks vs. Gary Roosevelt
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • UPC: 025195010719
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: Screen Media
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:04:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 100,247

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hallie Bryant Interviewee
Technical Credits
Betsy Blankenbaker Director, Producer
Steve Marra Co-producer
Willie Merriweather Producer
Oscar Robertson Producer
John Salley Producer
Ted Steeg Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Something to Cheer About
1. Before There Was... [6:58]
2. A Way Out [9:25]
3. Travel to Play [9:07]
4. The Crazy Song [6:31]
5. Five Against Seven [9:57]
6. Attucks Tigers Starting Lineup [10:47]
7. Mr. Crowe and Pride [8:36]
8. End Credits [2:52]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Something to Cheer About
   Play
   Chapters
   Dvd Extras
      50th Anniversary Celebration
      1955 Indiana State Championship Game
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