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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. »


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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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What do you learn by watching these boys try to make it to the NBA? Does the fact that neither of them saw their hoop dreams come to fruition lessen the importance of the message?

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