Above the Rim [DVD] [1994]

Jeff Pollack directs Tupac Shakur and Leon in the urban basketball drama Above the Rim, which comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers. Additional extras are available for those with a DVD-ROM drive. This is a fine release from New Line Home Entertainment.
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Rating 4.65 out of 5 stars.
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Special Features

  • Widescreen and Fullscreen versions of the film
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • English subtitles and closed captions
  • Theatrical trailer
  • DVD-Rom content
  • Closed Captioned


Above the Rim
A young aspiring professional basketball player must make some tough decisions in this sports melodrama. Kyle Lee is a talented basketball player in high school. While he waits to find out if he will receive a scholarship to Georgetown he finds himself in a difficult dilemma over a playground basketball tournament. He must decide whether to follow his good-hearted coach or Birdie, the local gangster. Kyle is also feeling resentment for the security guard his mother is falling for. The coach also wants the guard to play, but due to the tragic death of a friend, the guard cannot bear the thought of playing again. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Duane Martin
    Duane Martin - Kyle-Lee
  • Leon
    Leon - Shep
  • Tupac Shakur
    Tupac Shakur - Birdie
  • David Bailey
    David Bailey - Rollins
  • Tonya Pinkins
    Tonya Pinkins - Mailika

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