About

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 obs...

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Directed by

Steve James

Written by

Steve James (Writer)
Frederick Marx (Writer)

Runtime

174 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

An Extraordinary True Story.

Cast

Keywords

sport college chicago independent film ghetto basketball high school student narration sports team high school sports inner city

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#509 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing