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.