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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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Hoop Dreams is rated PG-13: for drug content and some strong language.

Cast: William Gates, Arthur Agee
Studio: Criterion Collection

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