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Above the Rim (Widescreen) [Import]


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  • Actors: Duane Martin, León, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey
  • Directors: Jeff Pollack
  • Writers: Jeff Pollack, Benny Medina, Barry Michael Cooper
  • Producers: Jeff Pollack, Aaron Meyerson, Benny Medina, James D. Brubaker
  • Format: Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • Release Date: Jan. 14 2003
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JLG1

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A hot prospect threatens his college career by playing in a high stakes street basketball tournament. Starring Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur and Marlon Wayans. Year: 1994 Director: Jeff Pollack Starring: Duane Martin Leon, Tupac Shakur, Marlon Wayans

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This rousing basketball drama centers around Tommy "Shep" Sheppard (Leon), a former high school basketball star now haunted by the accidental death of his best friend, and Kyle Watson (Duane Martin), an arrogant high school player in danger of slipping into crime. Though Shep avoids commitment in his life as a security guard, his attraction to Kyle's mother (Tonya Pinkins) draws him out of his protective shell--but Kyle is more interested in mentorship from Shep's gangster brother Birdie (Tupac Shakur). Above the Rim is melodramatic but played with grit and energy by a solid cast, particularly Shakur. Writer-director Jeff Pollack keeps the story moving and gives the characters enough spin to rescue them from being clichés; the result is engaging despite its formulas. Also featuring Bernie Mac and Marlon Wayans. --Bret Fetzer

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any film maker thinking of doing a hood movie should watch this first,as this is really the way it should be done.im my opinion this is better than boyz in the hood,but then again what do i know eh.it centres around a young man who is good at the game where you throw a ball through a hoop loads of times.so anyway,cue lots of dilemas about which team do i play for,masquerading as thinly vieled mataphors for paths in life.oh yeah,bernie mac plays a tramp....talk about typecasting!!! unbelievably enough, 2pacs in this and its still good!!!! cos 2pacs rubbish,isnt he??or more to the point he was WASNT he...DONT SPEAK ILL OF THE DEAD,you grumble.well if you're a 2pac fan you'd think he wasnt dead,wouldnt you?? and that the reason all the rubbish albums with his name on them keep getting released ARENT because....................... anyway im side tracking,this film is well enough written,has a nice enough ending and manages a few twists and turns along the way.i wouldve given it 3 stars,but since the directors etc made something with 2pac in it that was ok it gets and extra star.so 4 outta 5.
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By "denaun" on March 2 2002
YO DIS IS MY FAVOURITE MOVIE & NE1 SHOULD B ABLE 2 C WHY. ITS GOT FANTASTIC ACTORS, DUANE MARTIN'S REALLY SWEET, THE GUY WHO PLAYS BUGALOO'S DED FUNI & 2PAC IS MY FAVOURITE ACTOR NEWAY. IT HAS A GREAT STORY LINE. IT'S SIMPLE BUT IT WORKS LIKE ... ITS BASICALLY A MORAL STORY, A CASE OF DOIN WHAT'S RIGHT, DOIN THINGS 4URSELF. I PERSONALLY DON'T THINK LEON HELPED KYLE LIKE AT ALL. HE DECIDED HIMSELF NOT 2 RUN WITH BIRDIE AFTA BUGALOO TOLD HIM HE'D CUT UP FLIP. THERE WAS LOADZA FUNI BITS IN DIS FILM. THE FUNIEST WAS LEON. DOES NE1 ELSE THINK HE LOOKS REALLY EVIL&SINISTER? ... ME & MY BEST FRIEND LAUGHED SO HARD WATCHIN THAT GUY.
THIS REALLY IS THA BEST FILM EVA!! THE COACH IS REALLY FUNI. C THA BIT WHEN LEON WANTS 2 PLAY &PAC PICKS UP SUM PAPER & IT HITS THE COACH IN THE FACE!! KYLE'S FRIEND BOBBY HAS AN ANT HEAD!!BIRDIE'S RIGHT-HAND MAN HAS A GIRL'S LAUGH.
I HOPE THIS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT VIEW A DA FILM HELPS U. I LUV IT IN A SERIOUS WAY BUT ALSO COS IT ALWAYS MAKES ME LAUGH. I CAN WATCH THIS AGAIN& AGAIN & NEVA GET BORED. EVRY TIME I SEE SUMTHIN NEW. ITS IS THE PERFECT FILM & HAS EVRYTHIN I LUV IN IT INCLUDIN THA BEST IN MUSIC. 2PAC -'PAIN' & WARREN G&NATE DOGG -'REGULATE' R 2 OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS A ALL TIME & DAY BOTH IN IT. ...
U REALLY HAVE GOTA C THIS FILM AT LEAST ONCE IN UR LIFE BUT I CAN GUARENTEE U DAT WON'T B ENOUGH!!!
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With the Passing of Actor, Rapper, Tu Pac Shakur we may never know how great his acting could have gotten. In this 1994 memorable performance he puts in a chemistry that connects well to his story.This movie may have one of the simplest storylines about basketball honor but it is really a metaphor for deeper issues. Kyle played well by Duayne Martin is a high school basketball great who needs more coaching than his coach can handle because most of his needs are off the court. Shep (Leon) is a former high school great who never made the big leagues beacause he was accused of killing his brother during a one on one game on a roof. Shep taunted his brother for not being near the player he was but obviously never intended manslaughter. The interesting piece is that Shep has a mental block and cannot move past this incident. He even seems to be in severe depression. Kyle needs coaching and Shep needs to be needed. Seems simple. Not so fast! In comes Birdie played by Tu Pac who is livid when his living big brother Shep returns to bury their dead mother and wants no part of his underworld ways. Birdies influence is more effective on Kyle than Shep, But that's about to change! Good perfomances by Marlon Waynans, Kyles friend Bugaloo and Bernie Mac the bumb in the park, Flip. Good Soundtrack. The movie moves fast but keys in on more than just jumpers and foul shots. This is not a movie about basketball rather a basketball movie about people with zeal, integrity, emptiness and anti social behavior. Some characters have more than one trait. Some have more than one flaw. While watching this one you'll want to see where everyone ends up.
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By A Customer on June 28 2004
Format: DVD
"Above The Rim" is about a young high school basketball player(Martin) who is drawn into friendship with Birdie(Shakur) in order to play in a streetball tournament on his team. Then he meets Shep(Leon) who works at the high school and is secretly Birdie's brother. Shep starts dating the basketball player's mom and that's when everything goes down. People are killed, beat up, and humiliated.
This movie is really good but the main reason for that is Tupac Shakur. He's one of the best actors to ever play a gangster. Bernie Mac also has a small role as a homeless guy who thinks he can beat anyone in basketball. Marlon Wayans also co-stars as one of Bernie's cronies who is always humiliated.
Anyways the story is amazing and so is the movie. There's cool basketball stunts and a sudden and dramatic movie.
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Above the Rim is probably the best basketball movie there is. This movie aint like Hoosiers. It has tons of street ball and action. My man 2pac stars in this movie as Birdie, a drug dealer who tries to get a talented high school player named Kyle(Duane Martin) involved in his business and play for their team in a tournament. Kyle has to decide what is best for his future but Birdie and his gang pressure him to join. The basketball scenes are crazy and the music is one the parts that stands out. The theme song played throughout the movie ("Pain" by 2pac) is still one of my favorite songs even though it is almost ten years old. This movie on DVD has the trailer and you can watch it in widescreen. Overall, its better than the VHS. If you havent seen this movie yet then buy it QUICK. R.I.P. 2pac
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