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Hoop Dreams

This documentary follows the Hoop Dreams of some aspiring basketball players from inner-city Chicago. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 170
Theater Release: 13 Oct 1995
Video Release: 09 May 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

DVD release date: 10 May 2005
The documentary that thrilled critics and viewers, yet failed to receive any award recognition is coming to DVD at last. This Criterion Edition of Hoop Dreams features two audio commentaries with stars Arthur Agee and William Gates, and filmmakers Peter Gilbert, Steve James, and Frederick Marx. Also included are segments from Siskel and Ebert tracking the acclaim for Hoop Dreams, the original music video and theatrical trailers. The audio track is available in English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), with English subtitles.

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