Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams (1994)

An Extraordinary True Story.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1994-09-12
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 154 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Fine Line Features
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.

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  • William Gates

    as Himself
  • Arthur Agee

    as Himself
  • Steve James

    as Narrator
Directing Steve James Director
Writing Steve James Writer
Writing Frederick Marx Writer
Production Steve James Producer
Production Peter Gilbert Producer
Crew Peter Gilbert Cinematography
Production Neil Laird Associate Producer
Production Frederick Marx Producer
Production Catherine Allan Executive Producer
Editing William Haugse Editor
Editing Steve James Editor
Editing Frederick Marx Editor