- Status: Completed
- Score: 8.3/10
- Director: Steve James
- Country: English
- Year: 1994
- Duration: 170 min
- Genres: Documentary,Drama,Sport,
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
This documentary follows two young African-Americans through their high school years as they perfect their skills in basketball in the hopes of getting a college scholarship and eventually play in the NBA. Arthur Agee and William Gates both show great potential and are are actively recruited as they look to enter high school. They start off at the same high school but unable to pay an unexpected bill for tuition fees, Arthur has to withdraw and go to the local public high school. The film follows them through their four years of high school and their trials and tribulations: injuries, slumps and the never ending battle to maintain their grades. Through it all, their hoop dreams continue.
William Gates, Emma Gates, Sheila Agee, Earl Smith, Isiah Thomas, Bill Gleason, Marjorie Heard, Aretha Mitchell, Arthur Agee, Curtis Gates, Arthur 'Bo' Agee, Gene Pingatore, Marlyn Hopewell, Patricia Weir, Luther Bedford,