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Final Shot - The Hank Gathers Story (True Stories Collection TV Movie)
Final Shot - The Hank Gathers Story
True Stories Collection TV Movie
Actors: Victor Love, Duane Davis, George Kennedy, Nell Carter, Sam Hennings
Director: Charles Braverman
Genres: Drama, Television, Sports
NR     2007     1hr 32min

At age 23, Eric "Hank" Gathers (Victor Love, Shadow of Doubt) escaped the inner city to become one of America?s top college basketball stars. As leader of Loyola Marymount?s team, his career is on the fast track. He?s cert...  more »

     
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Actors: Victor Love, Duane Davis, George Kennedy, Nell Carter, Sam Hennings
Director: Charles Braverman
Creators: Stephen Ashley Blake, Don Enright, Ed Fields, Fred Johnson, James P. McGillen
Genres: Drama, Television, Sports
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama, Basketball
Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/24/2007
Original Release Date: 03/29/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 03/29/1992
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Great Drama for the passionate basketball lover.
08/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eric "Hank" Gathers was a very dedicated basketball player from day one. He thrilled the nation in the late 80's when he took little Loyola Maramount University to the top, while leading all Division-1 athletes in scoring and rebounding his Junior Year. It was in his Senior year that the energetic Gathers suffered a minor heart attack, forcing him to sit out an unwanted period of time. Against doctors orders, he came back too early only to suffer a fatal heart attack near the end of that same season. The movie takes you through Hank's breif life from the age of eleven all the way up to his sudden death. This drama shows you how he and his best friend Bo Kimble always dreamed to make it to the NBA. Bo had it easy, always being the star; while Hank was the underdog, and had to go through many obstacles to get to the top. The year after Hank's tragic death Bo was drafted where he and Hank had always talked about being drafted...in the lottery. This is a true story."
Young black athlete's rise and tragic end.
Robert Wheelock | Milwaukee, WI | 02/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hank Gathers, a lovable young basketball star and his relationships with his mother, a priest and his closest friends. A story of hope. A story of a young man maturing despite the odds. This is a deeply moving video that can be life changing for all who view it. A true story that you will wind up wishing it were not true. A story you will never forget."
Good made for TV movie
Derrick Dunn | Woodbridge,VA | 04/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story is great made for TV movie about star that stopped shining too soon. I didn't know a lot about Hank Gathers since hey day was when I was a child. But from seeing the movie I learned a few things. Victor Love gives a great performance in the lead role and if the movie is ever on TV it's worth checking out."
Happy to see on DVD
Daniel J. Shearer | Pensacola, FL USA | 12/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am glad to see this movie finally come to DVD. It tells the story of Hank Gathers, one of Philadelphia's most beloved basketball players. If you can get over the low-budget, average acting, and 8-foot hoops they use in the movie, then it is a DVD every Philadelphia Sports fan should have."