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The Air Up There (1994)

PG
107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is ...See moreJimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the chief's son and has responsibilities at home, since the tribe's land is threatened by a mining company with its own hotshot basketball team. Written by Reid Gagle See less
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Paul Michael Glaser (as Paul M. Glaser)
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$ 17,080,000
Gross (USA)
$ 21,011,500
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Jan 7, 1994 (United States)

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46 cast members
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Kevin Bacon
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Yolanda Vazquez
Sister Susan Sister Susan   See fewer
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Sean McCann
Ray Fox Ray Fox   See fewer
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Dennis Patrick
Father O'Hara Father O'Hara   See fewer
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Ilo Mutombo
Mifundo Mifundo   See fewer
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Nigel Miguel
Halawi Halawi   See fewer
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Eric Menyuk
Mark Collins Mark Collins   See fewer
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Buddy Wilson Buddy Wilson   See fewer
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Francis Mutei
St. George St. George   See fewer
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Vusi Kunene
Ntzuko Ntzuko   See fewer
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Connie Chiume
Mrs. Urudu Mrs. Urudu   See fewer
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John Matshikiza
Mingori Mining Company Clerk Mingori Mining Company Clerk   See fewer
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Ken Gampu
Itumbo Itumbo   See fewer
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Jomo Lewarani
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John Lesley
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Wendell Brereton
St. Joseph's Player #1 St. Joseph's Player #1   See fewer
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Falconer Abraham
St. Joseph's Player #2 St. Joseph's Player #2   See fewer
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Dennis Orina
Ruwala Ruwala   See fewer
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Danstan Ojoo
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Peter Kigadi
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Benson Rateng
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Bright Tjatji
Winabi Boy Winabi Boy   See fewer
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Ramolao Makhene
Pawn Broker Pawn Broker   See fewer
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George Owino Odhiambo
Mingori Team Mingori Team   See fewer
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Robert Otienio Omole
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Fredrick Omondi Okumu
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Benjamin Iraya
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Daniel Otieno Oketch
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Stanley Murandah
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Morris Aluanga
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Zolile Mtimkulu
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Solomon Mashiane
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Jackson P. Mkwanazi
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Carrie Beale
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5.5 / 10 | 7,895 votes