Above the Rim

Infobox_Film
name = Above the Rim


caption = DVD cover of Above the Rim
writer = Jeff Pollack (story)
Benny Medina (story)
Guy Whitlock(screenplay)
starring = Duane Martin
Leon
Tupac Shakur
Bernie Mac
Tonya Pinkins
Brian Keith
and Marlon Wayans
as 'Bugaloo'
director = Jeff Pollack|Jeff Pollack producer = James D. Brubaker
Benny Medina
Jeff Pollack
distributor = New Line Cinema
released = March 23, 1994
runtime = 96 minutes
language = English
music =
awards =
budget = $6,500,000 (approximately)

"Above the Rim" is a 1994 basketball-drama film, written by Jeff Pollack and Benny Medina, and directed by Jeff Pollack. This movie stars Duane Martin, Leon Robinson, Tupac Shakur, and Christopher Andrews. This film is the story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two people; one a drug dealer and the other a basketball star now employed as a security guard at his former high school. Opening weekend it grossed $3,738,800. It grossed a total of $16,192,320.

Plot

A young athlete aspiring to become a professional basketball player must make some tough decisions in this sports melodrama. Kyle-Lee (Duane Martin) is a talented basketball player who is about to graduate from high school. While he waits to find out if he will receive a scholarship to Georgetown University he finds himself in a difficult dilemma over a playground basketball tournament. He must decide whether to play for and follow his good-hearted basketball coach or Birdie (Tupac Shakur), a local thug in the neighborhood. Kyle is also feeling resentment towards a security guard named Shepherd, or Shep, (Leon Robinson) because his mother is falling in love with him. Coincidentally, Kyle-Lee's coach also wants Shep to play on his team since Shep was previously a star basketball player himself. It is later revealed to Kyle that Shep is Birdie's older brother. Due to the tragic death of a friend, Nutso, Shep cannot bear the thought of playing again.trt

Cast

Soundtrack

#"Anything" - SWV (Produced by Brian Morgan)
#*Samples "Get up and Dance" by Freedom
#"Old Time's Sake" - Sweet Sable (Produced by Nikke Nikole)
#*Samples "Intimate Friends" by Eddie Kendricks
#"Part time lover" - H-Town (Produced by Devante Swing)
#"Big Pimpin" - Tha Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Big Pimpin' Delemond (Produced by Dat Nigga Daz)
#"Don't mean to turn you on" - 2nd II None (Produced by 2nd II None, DJ Quik)
#*"Samples "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oopps)" by the Gap Band
#"Doggy style" - DJ Rogers (Produced by Suamana Brown)
#"Regulate" - Warren G. featuring Nate Dogg (Produced by Warren G)
#*Samples "Sign of the Times" by Bob James and "I Keep Forgettin'" by Michael McDonald
#"Pour Out a Little Liquor" - 2Pac & Thug Life (Produced by Johnny J)
#*Samples "Cry Together" by the O'Jays
#"Gonna Give it to ya" - Jewell Featuring Aaron Hall (Produced by Paisley)
#"Afro Puffs" - Lady of Rage featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg (Produced by Dr. Dre)
#*Samples "Superman Lover" (Intro) by Johnny "Guitar" Watson
#"Just so Ya No" - CPO Featuring Boss hogg (Produced by Tony Green)
#*Samples "Tonight's the Night" by Raydio
#"Hoochies need love too" - Paradise (Produced by S "Bright Eyes" Riley, Suamana Brown)
#*Samples "Groove with You" by the Isley Brothers
#"I'm still in Love with You" - Al B. Sure! (Produced by Al B. Sure!)
#*Remake of "I'm still in Love with You" by Al Green and Willie Mitchell
#"Crack'em" - O.F.T.B. (Produced by DJ Quik, O.F.T.B., T.K.O.)
#*Samples "Playing Your Game Baby" by Barry White
#"U Bring Da Dog Out" - Rhythm & Knowledge (Produced by Sean "Barney" Thomas)
#"Blowed Away" - B-Rezell (Produced by Devante Swing and Timbaland)
#"It's Not Deep Enough"- Jewell (Produced by Mr. Dalvin)
#*Samples "Wind Parade" by Donald Byrd
#"Dogg Pound 4 Life" - Tha Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg (Produced by Dat Nigga Daz)
#"Pain" - 2pac feat. Stretch (Produced by Reginald Heard - only available on the cassette version)
#*Samples "Living Inside Your Love" by Earl Klugh
#"Loyal to the Game" - 2Pac feat. Treach and Riddler (Produced by Stretch - only available on the cassette version)
#*Samples "Cameo" by Sparkle
#"Mi Monie Rite" by Lord G (Produced by Tony Green - only available on the cassette version)

Reception

1995 MTV Movie Awards
*Best Movie Song — "Regulate" by Warren G. (nominated)

ee also

* Above the Rim (Original Soundtrack)

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0109035|title=Above the Rim


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