Sunset Park/Heaven Is a Playground [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Synopsis

Heaven Is a Playground
Set in Chicago, Heaven is a Playground is about an inner-city basketball coach and a young lawyer who set out to save a group of teen-aged boys from crime and drugs by giving them athletic scholarships and teaching them basketball. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Sunset Park
A Jewish high school teacher, Phyllis Saroka (Rhea Perlman), steps in to take on the thankless job of coaching the school's inept basketball team, which is filled with ne'er-do-wells from the slums. She takes the job to get extra money to fulfill her dream of opening a restaurant on the Caribbean island of St. Croix. Phyllis has had bad luck with men, is dissatisfied with her teaching job, and is desperate to do something meaningful as she approaches middle age. Meanwhile, the players on the team are ambitious only about scoring drugs and girls and inventing their own rap songs. Butter (James Harris) is the team's only really talented player, but he wastes most of his energy chasing skirts. Busy-Bee (De'Aundre Bonds) is a small but highly energetic goofball. The mind of Spaceman (Terrence Dashon Howard) has been diminished by learning disabilities and drugs. Phyllis's greatest challenge is the brilliant, moody Shorty (Fredro Starr). Shorty teaches Phyllis the game, but he feels betrayed when he learns that she is planning to leave after one season. Perlman's husband, Danny DeVito, served as the film's producer. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • D.B. Sweeney
    D.B. Sweeney - Zack Telander
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    Mike Warren - Byron Harper
  • Richard Jordan
    Richard Jordan - David Racine
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    Victor Love - Truth
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    Janet Julian - Dalton

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