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Hoop dreams

Author: Fred MarxSteve JamesPeter GilbertArthur AgeeWilliam GatesAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2005.
Series: Criterion collection, 289.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Biography : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : Filmmaker-approved special edView all editions and formats
Follows the high school careers of two young, African-American men from inner-city Chicago as they pursue their dream of playing professional basketball.
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video
Documentary films
Films for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Case studies
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Sports films
Biographical films
Sports (nonfiction)
Named Person: Arthur Agee; William Gates; Arthur Agee; William Gates
Material Type: Biography, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Marx; Steve James; Peter Gilbert; Arthur Agee; William Gates; William Haugse; Fine Line Features.; Kartemquin Films.; KTCA-TV (Television station : Saint Paul, Minn.); Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1559409584 9781559409582
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
OCLC Number: 58837358
Notes: Booklet includes 3 essays ("Serious game" by historian John Edgar Wideman, "Getting in the home" by sports writer Alexander Wolff & "Looking back at broken dreams : film's key players have moved on" by journalist Michael Wise), dedication by the filmmakers, and filmmaker bios (for James, Marx, Gilbert, & co-producer Gordon Quinn).
Special features: optional audio commentary with Agee & Gates; optional audio commentary with Gilbert, James & Marx; 6 segments from "Siskel & Ebert" about the film (15 min.); Tony M. music video for the film's theme song (3 min.); 2 theatrical trailers.
Credits: Director of photography, Peter Gilbert ; edited by Frederick Marx, Steve James, Bill Haugse ; narrator, Steve James.
Performer(s): Features Arthur Agee, William Gates ; narrator, Steve James.
Event notes: Originally filmed between 1989-1994.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (171 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: William and Arthur, age 14 --
Earl Smith, talent scount --
Isiah Thomas' high school --
Family dreams --
Freshman year --
Playing for the Chargers --
Scholarships and promises --
"Keep your kids close to you" --
William's brother Curtis --
Man's mom and dad --
Getting ot the pros --
Junior year --
Making ends meet --
"I just wanted this one to make it" --
Arthur at home and on the court --
Changes in William's life --
Back in the game --
Fathers and sons --
Balance due --
Summer camp --
Senior year --
Marquette pays a visit --
Arthur's 18th birthday --
Pingatore and Bedford --
"My ticket out of the ghetto" --
Life cycle of the butterfly --
Sheila's dream --
Arthur's on a roll --
Earl Smith shows up --
Last chance for William --
Bucking the odds --
Up against King --
Heading downstate --
Mineral Area Junior College --
"Let it rain" --
Final words for Pingatore --
Graduation --
"I think he's gonna make it" --
Epilogue/closing credits --
Color bars.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 289.
Other Titles: Hoop dreams (Motion picture : 1994)
Responsibility: Fine Line Features [presents] ; a production of Kartemquin Films and KTCA Public Television ; produced by Frederick Marx, Steve James, Peter Gilbert ; directed by Steve James.


Follows the high school careers of two young, African-American men from inner-city Chicago as they pursue their dream of playing professional basketball.
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