Watch: Above the Rim 1994 123movies, Full Movie Online – Story of Kyle-Lee Watson, a promising high school basketball star, and his relationships with Birdie, a powerful drug dealer, and Birdie’s brother, Thomas ‘Shep’ Sheppard, himself once a promising high school star at Kyle’s school, now employed as a security guard..
Plot: Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
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|6.6/10 Votes: 15,954|
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Keep yo head up
What a cast – and even the ones you may not expect to like as much do a really good job. So maybe the Wayans in here is nothing more than … what he is in reality, but he also proved with Darren Arronofsky that he can actually act – I sometimes wonder why he never took that route. But another actor in this never had the chance to go any route … and Tupac Shakur shows that he is or could have been quite the good actor.
Overall the story is quite predictable and it is the actors that make this something that may seem more than worthwhile. Not sure about all the basketball scenes in this, but they are more than decent enough to keep you interested and on the edge of your seat.
A good early film about basketball… Tupac’s best performance
This is one of my guilty obsession type films. Most of the young actors (at the time), gave their best performances. The film is a bout a young basketball player who goes through a lot of trouble in his last year as a high school star point guard. Duane Martin shines in this role, perfectly casted, nice performance by the young actor. Tupac Shakur gives his best performance ever, better than his over-the-top Juice in which he was also impressive. Marlon Wayans, also gives one of his best early performances, not doing too much, didn’t annoy me here. Leon’s performance wasn’t that great, hes not the best actor. I also liked Bernie Mac in a very hilarious role. The film is not perfectly acted, but Martin and Shakur carry it. Its a good screenplay, directed well, with great basketball scenes as well. great film 9/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Sport
Director Jeff Pollack
Writer Jeff Pollack, Benny Medina, Barry Michael Cooper
Actors Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm