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Above the Rim [DVD] [1994]

  • SKU: 4975227
  • Release Date: 01/14/2003
  • Rating: R
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.
$5.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

    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

    Synopsis


    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Standout Performance

      Posted
      Layz

      This is a great movie, great plot, great cast, and a great director. If you like basketball movies with that gangster attitude, than this is a movie to see. Tupac was great playing a gangster, but was that really a stretch for him. Duane Martin got a chance to relive his dream of playing basketball in front the world, well those saw this movie. Marlon Wayans is even good, but surprise, Bernie Mac steals the show as a homeless man.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A classic

      Posted
      bigdaddyhorse
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      been trying to catch up on Tupac's acting roles and had never seen this one. I still haven't watched it all (had a dvd that stopped with 10 minutes left, so I needed a new one). With free shipping this was a great deal and it got here in 3 days. Tupac kills it in this, I've read a few places it is considered his best acting ever, and I tend to agree. The other people are also strong in it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic!

      Posted
      MRJJ3051984
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      If you love old 90s movies with action/drama, this is it. It's your typical urban tale of a teenager trying to make it out of the hood by any positive means. As always, someone or something will try to get in the way of stopping him of fulfilling his dreams.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tupac

      Posted
      qdennis
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      We lost one of our true and greatest young artist when Tupac passed away!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great old school

      Posted
      Rdbne
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      I love 2Pac. One of his many great movies. Other great old school actors in it as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic for a bargain

      Posted
      Quez404
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      I've been looking for this movie to add to my collection and I found it on Best Buy website.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Tupac movie

      Posted
      Stevieray6
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      If your a Tupac fan this movie is fantastic and there are great actors and actresses

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Above the rim

      Posted
      movielover
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      If you like 2 pac this movie is for you ,you must see it

      I would recommend this to a friend


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