Hoop Dreams 1994
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Hoop Dreams 1994
An Extraordinary True Story.
Plot: A film following the lives of two African American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Story: This documentary follows two inner-city Chicago residents, Arthur Agee and William Gates, as they follow their dreams of becoming basketball superstars. Beginning at the start of their high school years, and ending almost 5 years later, as they start college, we watch the boys mature into men, still retaining their "Hoop Dreams". Both are recruited into the same elite high school as their idol, former Detroit Piston superstar Isaiah Thomas. Only one survives the first year; the other must return to a high school closer to his home. Along the way, there is much tragedy, some joy, a great wealth of information about inner city life, and the suspense of not knowing what will occur next. This is not a "by-the-numbers" film.
Did you know: This film helped change the rules for how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences hands out Academy Awards for Documentary work. When this film failed to get a nomination for Best Documentary (even though it was nominated for Best Film Editing), Entertainment Weekly magazine ran a story about how the organization voted for documentary nominations. They discovered that not only were most of the people voting not documentary filmmakers but that they actually worked against giving this film a nomina
Release date: 14 October 1994
User Votes: 8.1
Countries: USA,
Genres: Documentary, Drama, Sport,
MPAA Rating: image
Runtime: 170 minutes
Oscars: None
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