Crossover PG-13

Crossover
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 20, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Preston A. Whitmore - Director; Wesley Jonathan - Actor

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 102,565
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Much as they would like it to, basketball can't save the youthful inner-city players here. Nor does the ultra-fast-paced street version of the sport save this movie from predictability and tedium. Full Review
USA Today
Sep 1, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- The movie is also burdened by some amateurish acting in supporting roles, but Mackie and Jonathan are the real deal, and they get good support from Wayne Brady as a smarmy sports agent.
Sacramento News & Review
Aug 7, 2008
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Even though the plot forgoes the formulaic slam-dunk, hackneyed devices, low production values, and the stilted direction (by Preston A. Whitmore II) dribble the ball off the shoe and out of bounds. Full Review
Boston Phoenix
Apr 23, 2009
Just a few more tweaks and Crossover could have been something special -- a truly terrible movie to savor for the ages. But nooo, this street ball movie has to settle for middle-of-the-road badness. Full Review
Washington Post
Sep 1, 2006
Rating: 1/5 -- Writer-director Preston Whitmore II's basketball film is a well-intentioned but utterly clichéd slice of Detroit life. Full Review
Austin Chronicle
Sep 23, 2006
I hated this movie. It's a piece of junk.
Ebert & Roeper
Sep 5, 2006
A real air ball, so poorly scripted that most of the major plot developments occur offscreen. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Dec 26, 2006

Product Description:

Director and screenwriter Preston A. Whitmore II (THE WALKING DEAD) captures the phenomenon of streetball and brings it to the big screen in this tale about two old friends whose lives seem very different. Tech's (Anthony Mackie) dream is to play basketball, but he isn't quite right for the NBA and he can't play college ball since he served time in his senior year and is studying for the GED. Instead, he plays the occasional game in an abandoned Detroit train station and hustles players all around the city with his friend Up (Lil J.J.) for quick cash. Meanwhile, his best buddy, Cruise (Wesley Jonathan), is a talented player who has been sweet-talked by agents and left with nothing--except the realization that education is everything. He's counting on a basketball scholarship to a California university and a career in medicine--rather than his ball-playing ability--as the key to his future.

Life becomes more complicated when Cruise repays a favor to Tech and puts his scholarship at risk by playing streetball on his pal's team in a game arranged by Vaughn (Wayne Brady), a former sports agent. Amazed by what he sees on the court, Vaughn is soon trying to woo Cruise with NBA promises, much to the delight of his new girlfriend, Vanessa (Eva Pigford, winner of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL), who can only see dollar signs. When the unthinkable happens, Cruise and Tech learn that they are not that different after all, and that their friendship can withstand anything. Real streetball players, including Phillip "Hot Sauce" Champion, who plays the greedy and arrogant local streetball champ, Jewelz, are used throughout the film, which features plenty of riveting action. Alecia Fears also stars as Tech's girlfriend, Eboni.

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  • Theatrical Release: September 1, 2006
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 7,145
  • UPC: 043396161498
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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