Hoop Dreams

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Two ordinary inner-city kids dare to dream the impossible - professional basketball glory - in this epic chronicle of hope and faith. Filmed over a five-year period, Hoop Dreams follows young Arthur Agee and William Gates as they navigate the complex, competitive world of scholastic athletics while striving to overcome the intense pressures of family life and the realities of their Chicago streets. The Criterion Collection is proud to present this landmark documentary chronicling two remarkable families who challenge the American dream.


Studio Home Vision/Public Media
SKU 40711694
UPC 715515016025
UPC 14 00715515016025
Format DVD
Release Date 11/15/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Gilbert,Peter
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Cast & Crew
Arthur Agee - Featuring
Ben Sidran - Musical Score
Catherine Allan, et al. - Producer
Emma Gates - Featuring
Frederick Marx - Writer
Peter Gilbert - Cinematographer
Sheila Agee - Featuring
Steve James - Director
Steve James - Writer
William Gates - Featuring
William Haugse - Editor
Oscar (1995) William Haugse, et al., Nominee, Best Film Editing
American Cinema Editors, USA (1995) William Haugse, et al., Winner, Best Edited Documentary
Directors Guild Of America, USA (1995) Steve James, Winner, Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Documentary/Actuality
MTV Award (1995) Steve James, Winner, Best New Filmmaker
Sundance Film Festival (1994) Peter Gilbert, et al., Winner, Audience Award
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review Hoop Dreams is the most powerful movie about sports ever made. Compiled from more than 250 ho
Reviewer Hal Hinson
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review A film like Hoop Dreams is what the movies are for. It takes us, shakes us, and make us think
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Hi-fi Stereo
Product Attributes
Actor Gilbert,Peter
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone One of the best movies of the year!
Roger Ebert, Siskel & Ebert One of the best films...I have ever seen.

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