Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

Filmmaker Steve James follows the steps of two inner-city-Chicago NBA hopefuls from age 14 to 18.

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Hoop Dreams


Documentary, Drama174 Mins1994PG-13

Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.


  • Uplifting
  • Powerful
  • Gutsy
  • Emotional