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  • Sweetwater (2023)
  • PG-13
    118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Sweetwater (2023)
PG-13
118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

In the fall of 1950, Nat 'Sweetwater' Clifton makes history in his journey to become the first African American to sign an NBA contract, forever changing the game of basketball.
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Director
Martin Guigui (directed by)
Writer
Martin Guigui (written by)
Producers
Josi W. Konski | Tim Moore (produced by) (p.g.a.) | Darren Moorman (produced by) (p.g.a.) | Dahlia Waingort Guigui (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Composers
Jeff Cardoni (music by) | Martin Guigui (music by)
Cinematographer
Editor
Casting Director
Production Designer
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Release date
Sep 29, 2023 (United States)

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Cast

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81 cast members
Name Known for
Everett Osborne
Sweetwater Sweetwater   See fewer
Cary Elwes
Ned Irish Ned Irish   See fewer
Jeremy Piven
Joe Lapchick Joe Lapchick   See fewer
Kevin Pollak
Abe Saperstein Abe Saperstein   See fewer
Richard Dreyfuss
Maurice Podoloff Maurice Podoloff   See fewer
Jim Caviezel
Sports Writer Sports Writer   See fewer
Emmaline
Jeanne Staples Jeanne Staples   See fewer
Ernest Harden Jr.
Coach Will Robinson Coach Will Robinson   See fewer
Herbert 'Flight Time' Lang
Babe (as Herbert Lang) Babe (as Herbert Lang)   See fewer
Jude Thomas
Marques Marques   See fewer
Dave Cobert
Dick McGuire Dick McGuire   See fewer
Paul Hipp
Syd Flannigan Syd Flannigan   See fewer
Mike Starr
Eddie Gottlieb Eddie Gottlieb   See fewer
Dahlia Waingort Guigui
Mrs. Lapchick Mrs. Lapchick   See fewer
Liam Risinger
Richard Richard   See fewer
Frank Buckley
Howard Howard   See fewer
Todd Ant
Marty Marty   See fewer
Wayne Federman
Referee Pete Referee Pete   See fewer
Jim Meskimen
Desk Clerk Desk Clerk   See fewer
Bobby Portis Jr.
Earl Lloyd Earl Lloyd   See fewer
Joshua King Brooks
Chuck Cooper Chuck Cooper   See fewer
Eric Etebari
Frank Colonie Frank Colonie   See fewer
Steven Morse
Referee Norm Referee Norm   See fewer
Jason Sklar
Referee Donnie Referee Donnie   See fewer
Noah Guigui
Little Trotter Little Trotter   See fewer
Ca'Ron Jaden Coleman
Sweetwater - 7yo Sweetwater - 7yo   See fewer
Ashani Roberts
Sweetwater's Mom Sweetwater's Mom   See fewer
David Goryl
Garden Security Garden Security   See fewer
Paul Burroughs
Walter Brown Walter Brown   See fewer
Thomas Del Beccaro
Bones McKinney Bones McKinney   See fewer
Tim Kavanagh
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Craig Robert Bruss
Leo (as Craig Bruss) Leo (as Craig Bruss)   See fewer
Delijah McAlpin
14 Year Old Sweetwater 14 Year Old Sweetwater   See fewer
David Cuddy
All Star College Coach All Star College Coach   See fewer
Zion Moorman
Son Trotter Fan Son Trotter Fan   See fewer
Darren Moorman
Father Trotter Fan Father Trotter Fan   See fewer
Harry Zinn
Maitre d' Maitre d'   See fewer
Joel Weiss
Fan - Lloyd Game Fan - Lloyd Game   See fewer
James Quattrochi
Big Tony Big Tony   See fewer
Kurt Andon
Loud Fan Loud Fan   See fewer
Nick Stellate
Newsreel Announcer (voice) Newsreel Announcer (voice)   See fewer
Howie Gold
Radio Commentator (voice) Radio Commentator (voice)   See fewer
Jonathan D. Black
Basketball Player (uncredited) Basketball Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Bonfigli
Coach Kundla (uncredited) Coach Kundla (uncredited)   See fewer
Trevor Ossian Cameron
Basketball Fan (uncredited) Basketball Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
James Cesa
George Mikan (uncredited) George Mikan (uncredited)   See fewer
Tanner Cortez
Amazing Shot Fan (uncredited) Amazing Shot Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Brien Dougherty
Gus Campbell (uncredited) Gus Campbell (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Riley Fox
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
Preston Galli
Autograph Seeking Boy (uncredited) Autograph Seeking Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Ryan Hafron
Basketball Player (uncredited) Basketball Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Christine Heneise
Barn Game Attender (uncredited) Barn Game Attender (uncredited)   See fewer
Marty Herzog
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
John T. Hillman
Basketball Fan (uncredited) Basketball Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeff Jocoy
Jim Pollard (uncredited) Jim Pollard (uncredited)   See fewer
Malik Jubal
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick Lux
Basketball Fan (uncredited) Basketball Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Ronald McAdams
Scorekeeper (uncredited) Scorekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
Chance McCoy
Ernie Vandeweghe (uncredited) Ernie Vandeweghe (uncredited)   See fewer
J.J. Miller
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
Clifton Nathaniel
Joe Nathaniel (uncredited) Joe Nathaniel (uncredited)   See fewer
Nikki Nevarez
Basketball Wife (uncredited) Basketball Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Okun
The Mayor (uncredited) The Mayor (uncredited)   See fewer
Thiago Oliveira
Sweaty Knicks Player (uncredited) Sweaty Knicks Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Mircea Oprea
News Reporter (uncredited) News Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Alessandro Palladino
All-Star Trainer (uncredited) All-Star Trainer (uncredited)   See fewer
Jason Pfister
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Joel Post
Knicks Trainer (uncredited) Knicks Trainer (uncredited)   See fewer
Logan Spahitz
Basketball Fan (uncredited) Basketball Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Tietsort
Les Harrison (uncredited) Les Harrison (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Westphal
Harry Gallatin (uncredited) Harry Gallatin (uncredited)   See fewer
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