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Heaven Is a Playground
Heaven Is a Playground
Actors: La Taunya Bounds, Terry Bradley, Cylk Cozart, Stavon Lovell Davis, Jim Dougherty
Director: Randall Fried
Genres: Drama, Sports
R     2004     1hr 47min

On Chicago's South Side, too many kids get their one shot in life at the wrong end of a gun. But Byron Harper is determined to change all that with a dream called basketball. His hottest player, Truth has a chance to turn ...  more »

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Actors: La Taunya Bounds, Terry Bradley, Cylk Cozart, Stavon Lovell Davis, Jim Dougherty
Director: Randall Fried
Creators: Randall Fried, Billy Higgins, John Banta, Keith Bank, Tony Kamin, William Eichengreen, Rick Telander
Genres: Drama, Sports
Sub-Genres: Drama, Basketball
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/10/2004
Original Release Date: 10/04/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 10/04/1991
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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broshannon | Chicago, Il | 10/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The story of a young white lawyer who goes to play ball in Chicago's inner city Cabrini Green. With a lively cast of characters who play true to life people and a bumpin' soundtrack, it's a great movie. Michael Warren and D.B. Sweeney play two men who form a unique friendship to overcome the hardships of inner-city life, breaking many of the steriotypical molds applied to people of the home of some of the greatest basketball stars the world can ever know. As a white kid playing ball on the crest of the city, this movie is my untold story."
Do yourself a favor and read the book
R. ZumMallen | Los Angeles | 08/19/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"A bad movie based on the best basketball book of all time. The basketball scenes are not realistic or interesting, I just couldn't get over this fact. Its a basketball movie with a lot of time spent on the court. It should at least be fun to watch them play. Its not. The Bo Kimble cameo is the only thing that mildly interested me about this movie. It tries to throw in several playground legends and stories and real-life experiences, but ends up coming off as a non-believable, overdone movie."
The best basketball movie of its time
Scott Miller | LaGrangeville, New York United States | 07/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is what got me hooked on the game of basketball at an early age. It has everything from action to drama. I am so glad that this movie is comming out on DVD."