Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams
Hoop Dreams

Year

1994

Duration

170 minutes

Genres

Documentary

Language

English

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This highly acclaimed documentary follows two teenagers from Chicago as they pursue their goal of becoming professional basketball players. Compiled from footage shot over a period of five years and weighing in at nearly three hours, this film demonstrates just how epic real-life stories can be. Director Steve James expertly captures the highs and lows experienced by friends William Gates and Arthur Agee, whose determination to escape the trappings of their harsh, inner-city home makes for truly inspiring viewing.

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