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Streetballers (2009)

R | | Drama, Sport | 21 August 2009 (USA)
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Streetballers is for basketball, what Field of Dreams was for baseball. Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving ... See full summary »

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Matt Krentz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy McKinney ... Jacob
Matt Krentz ... John
Adrieanne Perez ... Sarah
Eric Fletcher Eric Fletcher ... Terry
Craig Thomas Craig Thomas ... Damon
Patrick Rooney Patrick Rooney ... Michael
Justin Tatum Justin Tatum ... Dante
Caitlin Howley Caitlin Howley ... Caiti
MaryBeth Scherr MaryBeth Scherr ... Kat
Jordan Ward Jordan Ward ... Ty
Peggy Neely-Harris Peggy Neely-Harris ... Auntie Rose
Bryan Lane Bryan Lane ... Stepdad
Craig Hawksley Craig Hawksley ... Mr. Henry
Ryan Johnson Ryan Johnson ... Rufus
Tracy Taylor Tracy Taylor ... UFC Fighter / Dante's Muscle
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Streetballers is for basketball, what Field of Dreams was for baseball. Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the purest of athletes. Constantly searching for sanity in the midst of alcoholism, racism, and drugs, John Hogan and Jacob Whitmore, two junior college basketball players, find release and therapy while competing at one of the most competitive and poetic street courts in the U.S. Both men must spend an entire summer helping one another overcome their adversities. Their dedication and love for the game of basketball transcends from the playground courts into each of their dysfunctional households where the two boys play the constant role of the father figure. Pounding through life one day at a time, Jacob has no choice but to play in an underground league, constantly fighting to... Written by MSK

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, sexuality, some drug use and violence

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Streetballers See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,581, 23 August 2009

Gross USA:

$28,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,642
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1.85 : 1
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It's alright, but I wouldn't watch it again.
24 June 2013 | by starrfish69See all my reviews

It's one of those movies... you don't absolutely HATE the film but you watch it once, you get idea what it's about and you forget about it next day and never watch it again.

I actually like urban movies about basketball but I feel this film could've been better done. It's also weird that the title is at the end of the movie. I really wanted to give it a 2 but I'm being to harsh because story-wise it wasn't that bad so I gave it another star, a 3.

It's one of those movies... you don't absolutely HATE the film but you watch it once, you get idea what it's about and you forget about it next day and never watch it again.

I actually like urban movies about basketball but I feel this film could've been better done. It's also weird that the title is at the end of the movie. I really wanted to give it a 2 but I'm being to harsh because story-wise it wasn't that bad so I gave it another star, a 3.


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