Above the Rim (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Sports Drama, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 23, 1994 (USA)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A young aspiring professional basketball player must make some tough decisions in this sports melodrama. Kyle Lee is a talented basketball player in high school. While he waits to find out if he will receive a scholarship to Georgetown he finds himself in a difficult dilemma over a playground basketball tournament. He must decide whether to follow his good-hearted coach or Birdie, the local gangster. Kyle is also feeling resentment for the security guard his mother is falling for. The coach also wants the guard to play, but due to the tragic death of a friend, the guard cannot bear the thought of playing again.

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basketball, dilemma, drug-dealer, high-school, gangster, playground, scholarship