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untitled Jeremy Lin docufilm [2012?]  
Director & longtime friend Evan Jackson Leong has chronicled the improbable star athlete’s background, his faith,
his rise from Harvard graduate to knockabout player in the N.B.A., and his current status as a household name
and New York Knicks point guard • not yet listed on IMDb

"Above The Rim" [1994] /tt0109035/
http://www.amazon.com/Above-Rim-David-Bailey/dp/B00005JLG1/

"Air Bud" feature film [#1 = Keystone/Disney Aug 1997]
'Air Bud' 1997 Disney movie  Filmed in British Columbia, Canada; shy new boy in town finds a runaway golden retriever that likes to play basketball • Exec produced by Bob & Harvey Weinstein; directed by Charles Martin Smith; written by Paul Tamasy & Aaron Mendelsohn; starring Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Michael Jeter, Bill Cobbs, Eric Christmas, Jay Brazeau, Nicola Cavendish, Stephen E. Miller & Buddy the Dog
Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. Special Edition widescreen color DVD [3/2009] for $19.99
Buena Vista Home Video Special Edition color DVD [7/99] for $11.67
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch official trailer [2:07] at YouTube
more on Magic Lantern's Disney's 'Air Bud' Movie & Video Series Page

"Basketball Jones" song short [1974]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_Jones
listen to song by Cheech & Chong [4:05] online at YouTube

"Basketball Man" [2007 video release] /tt0972360/

"Blue Chips" [1994] /tt0109305/
http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Chips-Nick-Nolte/dp/B0007KIFLE/

"Dumbbells" [New Wave Ent. 2012?]  
Announced 6/2011: A buddy comedy about a college basketball star who blows out his knee and gets a job
working at a rundown Los Angeles gym; co-produced by Barry Katz; directed by Chris Livingston;
written by & starring Brian Drolet, also starring Hoyt Richards • not yet listed at IMDb

"Gametime" [2012?]  
Announced 10/2011: S3 Entertainment Group is making a film that explores the business of college basketball,
'revealed through the eyes of two top recruits'; Larry August will direct, actors attached include Beau Mirchoff,
James Brolin & rapper/actor Romeo

"Glory Road" [2006] /tt0385726/
http://www.amazon.com/Glory-Road-Widescreen-Josh-Lucas/dp/B000EXZFCQ/

"The Heart of The Game" documentary [July 2006] /tt0478166/
http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Game-Ludacris/dp/B000LXGXX4/

listed #14 on Empire Magazine's Top 50 Sports Movies, July 2012  "Hoop Dreams" docufilm [1994] by Steve James
"one of the finest entries of the sports documentary genre of all time"
http://www.amazon.com/Hoop-Dreams-Criterion-Collection/dp/B0007WFYBG/
http://www.amazon.com/Hoop-Dreams-Story-Hardship-Triumph/dp/0060976896/

listed #21 on Empire Magazine's Top 50 Sports Movies, July 2012  "Hoosiers" [Nov 1986] w/Gene Hackman
http://www.amazon.com/Hoosiers-Gene-Hackman/dp/0792843592/
http://www.hoosiersarchive.com/

"Inside Moves" [Goodmark/A.F.D. Dec 1980] /tt0080928/
http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Moves-Todd-Walton/dp/038513553X/
http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Moves-John-Savage/dp/B001LPWGCI/

Inside Moves novel by Todd Walton & Sherman Alexie  
"Inside Moves: A Novel" [2013] by Todd Walton, Introduction by Sherman Alexie
Pharos Editions are a carefully-curated collection of out-of-print, lost, or rare books introduced by some of today’s most exciting authors (and chosen by those authors).
Pharos Editions 8¼x5½ pb [6/2013] for $11.28

"The Iran Job" [Paladin Sept 2012]
The Iran Job basketball movie  The real-life story of American basketball player Kevin Sheppard who accepted a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries: Iran; with tensions running high between Iran and the West, he attempts to separate sports from politics only to find that politics is impossible to escape in Iran. Along the way he forms an unlikely alliance with three outspoken Iranian women. Written & directed by Till Schauder
Film Movement color DVD [3/2014] for $20.19
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch 8/2012 official trailer [2:22] at Vimeo

"Midrange" [indep Feb 2013] /tt2578622/
Xian basketball movie; produced, written & directed by and starring Jason Fields, with Sean Douglas
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IYRLV1I/

"The Other Dream Team" [] is the story of the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team
http://www.theotherdreamteam.com/

"Playin’ For Love" [2014?]
Announced 10/2012: To be filmed in Miami, Florida; Robert Townsend will direct & produce this basketball-themed romantic comedy
about the head coach of a high school hoops team and a single mother who turns the team upside down • latest info at IMDb

"Something To Cheer About" [Sept 2002] /tt0350142/
90-minute documentary about the Crispus Attucks Tigers, the first all-black high school basketball team to win a U.S. state championship
http://www.amazon.com/Something-Cheer-About-Hallie-Bryant/dp/B000O179DQ/

"Speed Kills" [August 2017] /tt6140672/  
Xian faith-based film about a small town all-girls youth basketball team

"Sunset Park" [1996] Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Steve Gomer
http://www.amazon.com/Sunset-Park-Rhea-Perlman/dp/B000067D1S/

"That Championship Season" [1982] w/Robert Mitchum /tt0084784/
"That Championship Season" [1999 TV] /tt0192671/

"Thunderstruck" [Warner Bros. Aug 2012]
Thunderstruck basketball movie  A clumsy teenager magically switches talents with his favorite N.B.A. celebrity; the kid becomes an athletic star at his high school, but the pro player cannot do anything right; the kid eventually realizes that he has to make a tough choice or his hero will lose the league championship . . . Directed by John White-sell; starring Kevin Durant {of the Oklahoma City Thunder, as himself}, Taylor Gray, James Belushi, Brandon T. Jackson, Larramie 'Doc' Shaw, Tristin Mays, Robert Belushi, Spencer Daniels, William Ragsdale, Hana Hayes, Beau Brasseaux, Glen Warner, Brie Lybrand, George Wilson & Nicole Barré
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD/digital combo [DUE Dec 2012] 2 disks for $19.99
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD/digital combo [DUE Dec 2012] for $11.99
full credits at IMDb

http://www.amazon.com/White-Cant-Jump-Wesley-Snipes/dp/6305929718/


Books About Basketball Films
http://www.amazon.com/Book-Basketball-NBA-According-Sports/dp/034551176X/
http://www.amazon.com/But-They-Cant-Beat-Robertson/dp/1571672575/
"The Book of Basketball: The N.B.A. According To The Sports Guy" [] by Bill Simmons


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