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Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13
170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
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Release date
Oct 14, 1994 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Emma Gates
Self - William's Mother Self - William's Mother   See fewer
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Curtis Gates
Self - William's Brother Self - William's Brother   See fewer
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Sheila Agee
Self - Arthur's Mother Self - Arthur's Mother   See fewer
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Arthur 'Bo' Agee
Self - Arthur's Father Self - Arthur's Father   See fewer
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Earl Smith
Self - Talent Scout Self - Talent Scout   See fewer
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Gene Pingatore
Self - High School Basketball Coach Self - High School Basketball Coach   See fewer
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Isiah Thomas
Self - Professional Basketball Player Self - Professional Basketball Player   See fewer
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Marlyn Hopewell
Self - High School Guidance Counselor (as Sister Marlyn Hopewell) Self - High School Guidance Counselor (as Sister Marlyn Hopewell)   See fewer
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Bill Gleason
Self - Television Reporter Self - Television Reporter   See fewer
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Patricia Weir
Self - President: Encyclopedia Brittanica Self - President: Encyclopedia Brittanica   See fewer
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Marjorie Heard
Self - High School Guidance Counselor Self - High School Guidance Counselor   See fewer
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Luther Bedford
Self - High School Basketball Coach Self - High School Basketball Coach   See fewer
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Aretha Mitchell
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Shannon Johnson
Self - Arthur's Friend Self - Arthur's Friend   See fewer
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Tomika Agee
Self - Arthur's Sister Self - Arthur's Sister   See fewer
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Joe 'Sweetie' Agee
Self - Arthur's Brother Self - Arthur's Brother   See fewer
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Jazz Agee
Self - Tomika's Daughter and Arthur's Niece Self - Tomika's Daughter and Arthur's Niece   See fewer
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Catherine Mines
Self - William's Girlfriend Self - William's Girlfriend   See fewer
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Alicia Mines
Self - William's Daughter Self - William's Daughter   See fewer
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Alvin Bibbs
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Willie Gates
Self - William's Father Self - William's Father   See fewer
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James Kelly
Self - High School Teacher and Registrar Self - High School Teacher and Registrar   See fewer
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Michael O'Brie
Self - High School Finance Director Self - High School Finance Director   See fewer
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Dick Vitale
Self - Television Sports Commentator Self - Television Sports Commentator   See fewer
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Kevin O'Neill
Self - Marquette University Head Basketball Coach Self - Marquette University Head Basketball Coach   See fewer
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Bobby Knight
Self - Indiana University Head Basketball Coach Self - Indiana University Head Basketball Coach   See fewer
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Joey Meyer
Self - DePaul University Head Basketball Coach Self - DePaul University Head Basketball Coach   See fewer
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Frank DuBois
Self - Camp Academic Director Self - Camp Academic Director   See fewer
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Spike Lee
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Bo Ellis
Self - Marquette University Assistant Basketball Coach Self - Marquette University Assistant Basketball Coach   See fewer
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Bob Gibbons
Self - Basketball Scout Self - Basketball Scout   See fewer
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Dennis Doyle
Self - High School Assistant Basketball Coach Self - High School Assistant Basketball Coach   See fewer
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Clarence Webb
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Stan Wilson
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Derrick Zinneman
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Tim Gray
Self - Junior College Basketball Coach Self - Junior College Basketball Coach   See fewer
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Myron Gordon
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Steve James
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Eric Anderson
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Bobby Cremins
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Juwan Howard
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Mike Krzyzewski
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Rick Pitino
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Jalen Rose
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John Thompson
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Chris Webber
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8.3 / 10 | 26,294 votes