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Above the Rim

Above the Rim is a 1994 basketball-drama film, written by Jeff Pollack and Benny Medina, and directed by Jeff Pollack. This movie stars Duane Martin, Leon Robinson, Tupac Shakur, and Christopher Andrews. This film is the story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two people; one a drug dealer and the other a basketball star now employed as a security guard at his former high school. Opening weekend it grossed $3,738,800. It grossed a total of $16,192,320.

Plot

A young athlete aspiring to become a professional basketball player must make some tough decisions in this sports melodrama. Kyle-Lee (Duane Martin) is a talented basketball player who is about to graduate from high school. While he waits to find out if he will receive a scholarship to Georgetown University he finds himself in a difficult dilemma over a playground basketball tournament. He must decide whether to play for and follow his good-hearted basketball coach or Birdie (Tupac Shakur), a local thug in the neighborhood. Kyle is also feeling resentment towards a security guard named Shepherd, or Shep, (Leon Robinson) because his mother is falling in love with him. Coincidentally, Kyle-Lee's coach also wants Shep to play on his team since Shep was previously a star basketball player himself. It is later revealed to Kyle that Shep is Birdie's older brother. Due to the tragic death of a friend, Nutso, Shep cannot bear the thought of playing again.trt

Cast

Actor Role
Bernie Mac Flip Johnson
Christopher Andrews Big Daddy
Duane Martin Kyle-Lee
Leon Robinson Shep
Tupac Shakur Birdie
David Bailey Rollins
Tonya Pinkins Mailika
Wood Harris Motaw
Marlon Wayans Bugaloo
Shawn Michael Howard Bobby
Henry Simmons Starnes
Michael Rispoli Richie
Eric Nies Montrose
Bill Rafferty Himself
James Williams Speedy
John Thompson Himself

Soundtrack

  1. "Anything" - SWV (Produced by Brian Morgan)
    • Samples "Get up and Dance" by Freedom
  2. "Old Time's Sake" - Sweet Sable (Produced by Nikke Nikole)
  3. "Part time lover" - H-Town (Produced by Devante Swing)
  4. "Big Pimpin" - Tha Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Big Pimpin' Delemond (Produced by Dat Nigga Daz)
  5. "Don't mean to turn you on" - 2nd II None (Produced by 2nd II None, DJ Quik)
    • "Samples "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oopps)" by the Gap Band
  6. "Doggy style" - DJ Rogers (Produced by Suamana Brown)
  7. "Regulate" - Warren G. featuring Nate Dogg (Produced by Warren G)
  8. "Pour Out a Little Liquor" - 2Pac & Thug Life (Produced by Johnny J)
    • Samples "Cry Together" by the O'Jays
  9. "Gonna Give it to ya" - Jewell Featuring Aaron Hall (Produced by Paisley)
  10. "Afro Puffs" - Lady of Rage featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg (Produced by Dr. Dre)
  11. "Just so Ya No" - CPO Featuring Boss hogg (Produced by Tony Green)
    • Samples "Tonight's the Night" by Raydio
  12. "Hoochies need love too" - Paradise (Produced by S "Bright Eyes" Riley, Suamana Brown)
  13. "I'm still in Love with You" - Al B. Sure! (Produced by Al B. Sure!)
  14. "Crack'em" - O.F.T.B. (Produced by DJ Quik, O.F.T.B., T.K.O.)
  15. "U Bring Da Dog Out" - Rhythm & Knowledge (Produced by Sean "Barney" Thomas)
  16. "Blowed Away" - B-Rezell (Produced by Devante Swing and Timbaland)
  17. "It's Not Deep Enough"- Jewell (Produced by Mr. Dalvin)
  18. "Dogg Pound 4 Life" - Tha Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg (Produced by Dat Nigga Daz)
  19. "Pain" - 2pac feat. Stretch (Produced by Reginald Heard - only available on the cassette version)
  20. "Loyal to the Game" - 2Pac feat. Treach and Riddler (Produced by Stretch - only available on the cassette version)
  21. "Mi Monie Rite" by Lord G (Produced by Tony Green - only available on the cassette version)

Reception

1995 MTV Movie Awards

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