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Above the Rim is a american film of genre Drama directed by Jeff Pollack released in USA on 23 march 1994 with Duane Martin

Above the Rim (1994)

Above the Rim
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Released in USA 23 march 1994
Length 1h36
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Crime
Rating66% 3.301273.301273.301273.301273.30127

Above the Rim is a 1994 American sports film co-written, storied and directed by Jeff Pollack in his directorial debut. The screenplay was written by Barry Michael Cooper, from a story by Benny Medina.

The film stars Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon Robinson and Marlon Wayans. The film tells the story of a promising New York City high school basketball star and his relationships with two people; one a drug dealer and the other a basketball star now employed as a security guard at his former high school. The movie was shot in Harlem with various scenes in the movie filmed at the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics in East Harlem. Some of the basketball scenes were filmed at Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, NY.

Synopsis

Kyle Watson (Duane Martin) is a talented basketball player who is about to graduate from high school. While he waits to find out if he will receive a scholarship to Georgetown University he finds himself in a difficult dilemma over a playground basketball tournament. He must decide whether to play for and follow his widely beloved basketball coach or Birdie (Tupac Shakur), a local thug in the neighborhood. Flip a homeless man remember playing basketball with Thomas "Shep" Shepard (Leon Robinson)a high school security guard. Kyle is also feeling resentment towards the security guard, because Kyle's own mother is falling in love with Shep.

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