The Air Up There

The Air Up There (1994)

  • Genre: Comedy, Family
  • Release Date: 1994-01-07
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 81 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: NBB Unit One Film Partners
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the chief's son and has responsibilities at home, since the tribe's land is threatened by a mining company with its own hotshot basketball team.

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  • Kevin Bacon

    as Jimmy Dolan
  • Charles Gitonga Maina

    as Saleh
  • Yolanda Vazquez

    as Sister Susan
  • Mabutho 'Kid' Sithole

    as Nyaga
  • Sean McCann

    as Ray Fox
  • Dennis Patrick

    as Father O'Hara
  • Ilo Mutombo

    as Mifundo
  • Nigel Miguel

    as Halawi
  • Eric Menyuk

    as Mark Collins
  • Keith Gibbs

    as Buddy Wilson
  • Miriam Owiti

    as Beisa
  • John Matshikiza

    as Mingori Mining Company Clerk
  • Winston Ntshona

    as Urudu
Production Mali Finn Casting
Sound David Newman Original Music Composer
Production Scott Kroopf Executive Producer
Production Ted Field Producer
Directing Paul Michael Glaser Director
Costume & Make-Up Hope Hanafin Costume Design
Production Robert W. Cort Producer
Art Alicia Keywan Art Direction
Production Conrad Hool Co-Producer
Production Lance Hool Executive Producer
Camera Dick Pope Director of Photography
Editing Tom McMurtry Editor
Editing Michael E. Polakow Editor
Art Roger Hall Production Design
Art Karen Brookes Set Decoration
Writing Max Apple Writer
Art Brent Thomas Production Design
Production Rosalie Swedlin Producer
Art Leith Ridley Art Direction
Production Michael L. Games Production Manager
Production Ian Ross Line Producer
Production Don Finn Casting