- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 14, 2003
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: New Line Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Surround - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- DVD-ROM Features:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 03/23/1994
"...[Pollack] appreciates the lively and unpretentious aspects of the story. The casting is especially adroit..."
USA Today - 03/24/1994
"...[Shakur] again comes off as an acting natural..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/30/1994
"This street-smart drama captures basketball kinetics even better than BLUE CHIPS did..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/23/1994
"...[Pollack] shoots the basketball scenes with vigor and understanding..."
Inner city basketball players give it everything they've got in a local tournament to get out of the 'hood.'
Ambitious high school senior Kyle-Lee has a lot going on in his life. Not only is he anxiously waiting to hear from Georgetown about his college basketball scholarship, he's also dealing with the demands of a strict coach who doesn't want him hanging in the 'hood. Then there's his mother's new relationship with a security guard, which Kyle doesn't appreciate. To top it all off, his good friend Birdie -- a neighborhood gangster -- wants to know why Kyle won't hang out anymore. Hopefully, things will work out for the troubled teen, but only if he keeps his eyes on the prize.
- Copyright 1994 New Line Productions, Inc.
- Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.