It is later revealed to Kyle that Shep is Birdie's older brother. I really enjoyed this movie, a top urban film no doubt however it wont make it to the top of that list because of some slow parts. If you like hood films and are a fan of basketball films especially of the great White Men Can't Jump, Above the Rim is a must see. The thing that stood out the most in this movie was that it is not a basketball movie. This is not a wise move.
Baby, I'm still in love Sure nuff in love with you Said I'll try if you want me to Said I'm still in love with you, babe. Birdie is a drug dealer, and that's a fact well-known to the tall, silent Shep Leon , a former Rucker's star who moved out of town but is now back as a security guard at the high school. After the loss, Birdie orders Motaw, his star player and gang member, to kill Kyle. The rapper's offscreen legal problems are well known, but there's no denying his power as an actor. This movie is definitely a memorable hood movie, don't know why it's not up their with the others. He is seen as cocky and hot tempered but later changes his ways during the course of the film.
Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. It's criminal and really bizarre that Above the Rim isn't on blu ray. My complaint about the movie is that the plot goes on automatic pilot in creating the character of Birdie. In the end, Kyle is revealed to have gotten the scholarship to - during a televised game, Kyle hits the game winner, while a recovered Shep watches with a smile. But Above the Rim is very good too, what lacked in Above the Rim was the Rawness. All the characters in this movie played their roles and it is up to us to define our own through their on screen depictions. The movie could have come up with more original choices.
Even the slow parts however couldn't stop me from rating this a 5 out of 5. Kyle plans to play for a team run by his school coach. He must decide whether to play for and follow his widely beloved basketball coach or Birdie, a local thug in the neighborhood. The movie moves the action up to the present and tells the story of a high school basketball whiz named Kyle who has attracted the attention of top college scouts. Director: Jeff Pollack Cast: Duane Martin, Leon, Tupac Shakur, David Bailey, Tonya Pinkins, Marlon Wayans, Bernie Mac, Byron Minns, Wood Harris, Shawn Michael Howard, Henry Simmons, Iris Little Thomas, Michael Rispoli, Eric Nies, Bill Rafferty. He is often bullied by Birdie and his gang members. It was shot on location in Harlem, and especially at Rucker's Playground, a legendary court where, in the 1970s, visiting stars like Wilt Chamberlain and Julius Erving would drop by to play with the local heroes.
It had the plot, the actors where great. Overall it's a good movie. Hollywood realized that there is a viable market for sports and minority actors. He was later arrested after his best friend, Nutso, accidentally jumps off a high rise building while playing basketball. Without a doubt my favorite basketball movie of all time. A movie with a lot of heart that deserves more credit than it receives.
Flash either isn't installed on your system, or we ran into a problem loading the software that plays AccuRadio channels. Shep, unable to watch anylonger, replaces Kyle in the game - despite being aggressively attacked throughout, Shep helps the team come back, and in the final seconds, passes the ball to Kyle, who hits the game winner. Many people may not have the money to purchase a Pro or College ticket to a professional game. The film tells the story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two people; one a and the other a former basketball star now employed as a security guard at the high school, where he was the promising young star years ago. Coincidentally, Kyle's coach also wants Shep to coach his team when he feels it is time for him to retire. In life, we all need to take a moment to reflect to determine who we are and what we will become within our society.
But then his best friend, Bugaloo , talks him into visiting a club run by the sinister Birdie , and the kid is seduced by its shabby glamor into agreeing to play for Birdie's team. The film stars , , , and. AccuRadio requires Adobe Flash to provide you with the best experience. While he waits to find out if he will receive a scholarship to Georgetown University he finds himself in a difficult dilemma over a playground basketball tournament. The rest of the cast is aces as well, especially a terrific and unexpected performance from Marlon Wayans. Advertisement Parallel to high school basketball, but in a world of its own, is the neighborhood Shoot-Out, a tournament held at Rucker's Playground with teams sponsored by local merchants, including drug dealers.
I was expecting it to be a basketball movie set that just happens to be in the hood, but no. Title Producer s Length 1. The movie lives easily on the streets where it is shot, and the performances - especially by Martin, Shakur and Pinkins - are convincing. Fresh is alot better and probably the greatest movie I have ever seen. Kyle makes a decision to run with Birdie's team until he decided to come back to his old team, because of Birdie's wrongful actions against Flip and Kyle's friend Bugaloo.
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. He is Shep's younger brother who secretly wants Shep to join him in his illegal empire. Hopefully with the upcoming Tupac biopic, Warner will right that wrong. . Dre, however, at the request of recording engineer, Norman Whitfield Jr. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. Before the finals, Birdie threatens Kyle, demanding Kyle to throw away the game, so that Birdie's team would win.
It's more about the dreams of poor black kids to use their basketball skills as a ticket out of the inner city. Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with his two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard. Six tapes were released for the soundtrack's promotion. He is occasionally harassed by Kyle, Bugaloo and Motaw. Kyle Watson is a talented basketball player who is about to graduate from high school.