Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

Director: Steve James Cast: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates

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Overview

This documentary about the aspirations of high-school basketball players from inner city Chicago won awards from the Sundance film festival, the New York Film Critics Circle, and the Academy Award (Oscar) for best editing. Two young men are followed during their entire high-school career, beginning with their participation in playground games and ending with their being recruited by colleges. The obstacles these young men face include parental drug addiction, family poverty, and inner-city violence, as well as the usual obstacles that arise in competition, including physical injuries. While each aspires to leave the ghetto, there are many reasons to suppose they may not be able to, despite each beating the odds against them by winning college scholarships.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2015
UPC: 0715515141413
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG-13
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 2:52:00
Sales rank: 21,145

Special Features

Two audio commentaries: one with filmmakers Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert, and one with the film's subjects, Arthur Agee and William Gates; Life After "Hoop Dreams," a new documentary that catches up with Agee, Gates, and their families; Additional scenes; Collection of excerpts from Siskel & Ebert tracking the acclaim for Hoop Dreams; Original 1994 music video for the film's theme song; Trailers; Plus: Essays by author John Edgar Wideman and filmmaker and critic Robert Greene

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Gates Himself
Arthur Agee Himself
Emma Gates Herself (William's mother)
Sheila Agee Herself (Arthur's mother)
Gene Pingatore Himself (Coach)
Earl Smith Himself (Talent scout)
Isaiah D. Thomas Himself (Professional basketball player)
Dick Vitale Himself (Television sports commentator)
Kevin O'Neill Himself (Marquette University head basketball coach)
Bobby Knight Himself (Indiana University head basketball coach)
Spike Lee Himself (Film director)

Technical Credits
Steve James Director,Editor,Producer
Catherine Allan Executive Producer
Peter Gilbert Cinematographer,Producer
William Haugse Editor
Frederick Marx Editor,Producer
Gordon Quinn Co-producer
Ben Sidran Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hoop Dreams
1. William and Arthur, Age Fourteen [5:09]
2. Earl Smith, Talent Scount [3:17]
3. Isiah Thomas's High School [3:05]
4. Family Dreams [2:21]
5. Freshman Year [7:06]
6. Playing for the Chargers [3:24]
7. Scholarships and Promises [7:18]
8. "Keep Your Kids Close To You" [1:19]
9. William's Brother Curtis [4:16]
10. Man's Mom and Dad [2:01]
11. Getting to the Pros [2:32]
12. Junior Year [5:27]
13. Making Ends Meet [2:29]
14. "I Just Wanted This One To Make It" [2:48]
15. Arthur at Home and On The Court [4:37]
16. Changes in William's Life [4:33]
17. Back in the Game [8:52]
18. Father and Sons [5:47]
19. Balance Due [4:55]
20. Summer Camp [6:41]
21. Senior Year [3:04]
22. Marquette Pays a Visit [4:48]
23. Arthur's Eighteenth Birthday [2:54]
24. Pingatore and Bedford [4:12]
25. "My Ticket Out of the Ghetto" [4:07]
26. Life Cycle of the Butterfly [2:19]
27. Sheila's Dream [2:34]
28. Arthur's on a Roll [3:28]
29. Earl Smith Shows Up [2:53]
30. Last Chance for William [5:47]
31. Bucking the Odds [2:36]
32. Up Against King [7:36]
33. Heading Downstate [9:13]
34. Mineral Area Junior College [4:46]
35. "Let It Rain" [2:12]
36. Final Words for Pingatore [5:12]
37. Graduation [5:08]
38. "I Think He's Gonna Make It" [3:54]
39. Epilogue/Closign Credits [7:19]
1. Color Bars
1. Origin of the Film [5:09]
2. When Earl Discovered Arthur [3:17]
3. The Story That Wants To Be Told [3:05]
4. Convincing the Families [2:21]
5. Filming Freshman Year [7:06]
6. Pressure on William [3:24]
7. In Constant Contact [7:18]
8. Time was Paying Off [1:19]
9. "One Regret About the Film" [4:16]
10. Documentary Filmmaking Drug [2:01]
11. Arthur's Room [2:32]
12. The Dunk Tapes [5:27]
13. Power Out at the Agee Home [2:29]
14. Point of View of the Film [2:48]
15. Living Inside the Story [4:37]
16. William and Catherine's Legacy [4:33]
17. Shooting the Games [8:52]
18. What is Better for a Child [5:47]
19. Spirit at Marshall [4:55]
20. Business of Basketball [6:41]
21. When to Intercede [3:04]
22. How the Coaches Do the Deal [4:48]
23. "We Are Outsiders" [2:54]
24. Coach Bedford [4:12]
25. Coach Ping's Mic [4:07]
26. Pixie Dust [2:19]
27. Soul of the Film [2:34]
28. Kartemquin [3:28]
29. One Astounding Day [2:53]
30. From Video to Film [5:47]
31. Shooting Every Game [2:36]
32. Use of Narration [7:36]
33. Choice of Music [9:13]
34. Family Screenings [4:46]
35. The Great Santini Scene [2:12]
36. William's Santini Scene [5:12]
37. The American Dream [5:08]
38. Siskel & Ebert and Sundance [3:54]
39. "Like Lightning Striking" [7:19]
1. Color Bars
Disc #2 -- Hoop Dreams
1. Chapter 1 [1:57]
2. Chapter 2 [5:14]
3. Chapter 3 [1:38]
4. Chapter 4 [4:42]
5. Chapter 5 [1:30]
6. Chapter 6 [1:56]
7. Chapter 7 [3:51]

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Hoop Dreams 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this documentary inspires me so much.i wacthed it about 50 times and im still gon watch it. Im inspired by those 2 players............
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are someone who gets inspired by stories of people who have a lot of depth, lots of obstacles and lots of dreams and determination and grit then you'll love this movie.
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