Hoop Dreams

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  1. Cato2handjam

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    I was finally able to watch Hoop Dreams this weekend after letting it collect dust on my nightstand. It is a fantastic movie and if you have the time I would highly suggest checking it out. Its a Netflix instant if you want to watch it on your computer.

    Hoop Dreams (1994)

    The documentary follows two gifted high school basketball players starting at age 14 and profiles their lives up until 18+. I don't know what sort of surrounding Chris Colvin had in Chicago, but the shooting takes place in the housing projects of Chicago. The film also gave me more respect for Dendy and Gilstrap who went the JUCO route.
     
  2. GeronimusClone

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    How much dust was on it? 15 years worth?
     
  3. Cyclones01

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    Thanks for the recommendation. Just added to my netflix queue
     
  4. Cato2handjam

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    Great joke, but no it was on the stand for about 2 months. I was sifting through the documentary awards and Hoop Dreams came up a couple times. Gave it a shot and I enjoyed it.

    I'm watching Patton for the first time this week too, so get your joke ready.
     
  5. LindenCy

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    Great movie that perhaps the next generation of high school and college students haven't seen.
     
  6. GeronimusClone

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    I think it tells itself.
     
  7. isucyfan

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    If you like Hoop Dreams, you should also check out "The Heart of the Game", which is a documentary about a Seattle-area girls' basketball team. Very compelling.

    Also, one of the main players in the first part of the movie is then-future Cyclone Lindsey Wilson. Great movie...here's the website:

    The Heart Of The Game: Official Website
     
  8. GeronimusClone

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    Hoop Dreams is also available to watch instantly on Netflix.
     
  10. LindenCy

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    Ooh, I might have to look into that. It's been a while since I've seen it.
     
  11. Cato2handjam

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    I bet Tinsley would have had one heck of a Rags to Riches Documentary.
     
  12. cyismydog

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    Colvin grew off in a fairly solid household.
     
  13. joberman1

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    Yeah, not positive, but didn't he go to a fancy prep school?
     
  14. MrGreg

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    Hoop Dreams is an excellent documentary, very highly recommended. I haven't seen it in several years, I wouldn't mind watching it again.
     
  15. cybsball20

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    do did the guy in the movie....
     
  16. cyismydog

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    Got into a magnet school b/c of his grades.
     
  17. CycloneErik

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    I loved that movie back when I saw it. Patton is outstanding as well.
     

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