The American Game (1979)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social Issues, Sports  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

This documentary contrasts the experiences of two high-school seniors, basketball players from remarkably different backgrounds. Brian Walker is ensconced in the bosom of his close-knit Indiana family, and lives in a small town. In contrast, Stretch Graham has practically no family support, and looks to his Brooklyn team and his warm-hearted coach for support. Both are actively being recruited by colleges.



basketball, high-school, player [sports], class [social], support, ghetto, middle-class