Above the Rim: Directed by Jeff Pollack. With Duane Martin, Leon, Tupac Shakur, David Bailey. Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
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Above the Rim is an excellent hood/basketball film that is very strangely obscure along with another excellent Tupac film Juice. Tupac gives outstanding performances in both films and shows what a great film actor he was. The rest of the cast is aces as well, especially a terrific and unexpected performance from Marlon Wayans.
Above the Rim is a 1994 American sports film co-written and directed by Jeff Pollack in his directorial debut. The screenplay was written by Barry Michael Cooper, adapted from a story by Benny Medina. The film stars Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon Robinson, Marlon Wayans and Wood Harris. Considered the conclusion to Cooper's "Harlem trilogy", the film tells the story about a promising New York City high school basketball star and his relationships with a drug dealer and a former basketball star
Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
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Though it has basketball in the title of the film, this is not a basketball movie. It is a movie about drug addiction, and overcoming life’s obstacles. In fact, if you cut out the few basketball-related scenes from the movie, it wouldn’t change it one single bit. Leonardo DiCaprio plays high school basketball player Jim Carroll.
Tupac Shakur starred as the antagonist and recorded a song for the film. Family and basketball intertwine for a heated final sequence, all in pursuit of a basketball scholarship to Georgetown. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks (2010)
Tupac Shakur, Leon and Duane Martin star in this drama about a promising high school basketball player whose brothers are a drug dealer and a former star athlete turned security guard.
Oh, and of course, you can't have the best basketball movies without a nod to Michael Jordan. ... (a villainous Tupac Shakur), whose older brother (Leon), a former high school star turned security ...