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Hoop Dreams

Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.

Year: 1995
Genre: Documentaries, Sport, Best of the 1990s, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: Steve James
Starring: Arthur Agee, William Gates
Duration: 172 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
8.2/10
Location in store: Documentary (Sport)

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