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|Hooked - The Legend of Demetrius Hook Mitchell|
Actors: Calvin Andrews, Antonio Davis, Bill Duffy, Drew Gooden, Demetrius Hook Mitchell
Directors: Michael Skolnik, William O'Neill
"Hooked" is a compelling and artful documentary by filmmakers Michael Skolnik and William O?Neill, which traces the life of Demetrius Mitchell, who, at 5-feet-9, built his legendary playground status by several public exhi... more »
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R. C. Stephens | Oakland, CA USA | 10/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Demetrius Hook Mitchell was better than Gary Payton or J Kidd!!!
I saw him play for our rival high school (McClymonds High School), when he was 18 and at the height or his powers. This is a guy who could shake a Gary Payton at the top of the key, and then dunk over a 7 footer in the key (Jazz/Lakers/Bulls center Greg Foster, who played on Paytons high school team). His game was athletic, but it wasn't as street as you would think.
The tragedy of the story was that even then with all of Hook's skill, he wasn't really pressed about going on to college. He had a reprutation on the street, and that was all that mattered to him at the time.
I reccomend this DVD to any coach who needs to get the point across to his kids that talent isn't everything."
NOT just a REVIEW but a WITNESS!!!
T. Daniels | Detroit, MI USA | 03/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the first time I heard of this DVD being on the market, I knew I had to have it. Not only becuase of the LOVE I have for street basketball (growing up in San Fran & Oakland), but because of witnessing HOOK'S ability to turn a game around with ONE THUNDEROUS SLAM. I remember playing for Merrit College and Hook was playing at Contra Costa Community College, we were away up in Modesto in a tourny. Contra Costa played was the game before, and while we were in the locker room awaiting our game; coach told us to peak out to see how much time was left. As I cracked opened the door, the opposing team was on a fastbreak going in for what everyone thought was a sure layup; from the free throw line HOOK takes a leap (vertically) and GLASSES the shot at the top of the square of the backboard. This video surely displays talent and the evidence of how the involvement of streetlife and drug related issues can take a talent such as HOOK'S and bury a childhood dream. I mean you would hear stories of how Coach Don Nelson (for the Golden State Warriors at the time) wanted to sign HOOK to a 10 day contract for the AllStar weekend just so he could pair up against his "Airness" himself to see who would actually win. This is a "GREAT VIDEO", I recomend this video to every child looking for direction."
Christopher Tifre | 10/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a great DVD. From all the highlights of him jumping over cars and his great athletic skills its so sad they he fell to his path of drugs. The odds were against him with no parents no positive role models. This DVD is more about basketball its about what happens to people in life who have no guidance. After all the years of abuse and loosing his teeth the talent is still there. I was amazed at how a guy can do drugs for so long and still do dunks off the backboard and 360's at the age of like 34. If he made it to the league i don't know how good he could have been because there have not been to many point guards his size that have lasted long but by watching some of his highlights he could have had a solid run. Some guys were quoted as saying he was better than Kidd and Payton two hall of famers. I might disagree with that cause you just never know how much of a structured game he had. Being a playground guy and playing in a NBA environment is two different things so you just never know. Hopefully now that he is out he can be a great role model to the kids in the community and stay out of those Oakland spots that he hung out in."