The Air Up There
The Air Up There
- 1h 47m
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Jimmy Dolan, a college basketball coach, wants to find a new star for his team since he believes this will get him a promotion to head coach at the school. He sees a video of Saleh, a basketball prodigy, and travels to Africa to recruit him. Upon arriving, Dolan is confronted with challenges of adjusting and learning how to live amidst of a brand new culture. Dolan and Saleh both teach each other life lessons before they take the court for one final game with everything on the line.
Kevin Bacon, Charles Maina, Yolanda Vazquez, Winston Ntshona, Mabutho Sithole, Sean McCann, Dennis Patrick, Ilo Mutombo, Nigel Miguel, Eric Menyuk, Keith Gibbs, Miriam Owiti, Douglas Leboyare, Francis Mutei, Gibson Mbugua, Vusi Kunene, Connie Chiume, John Matshikiza, Ken Gampu, Fanyana Sidumo, Peter Khubeke, Salathial Maake, Jomo Lewarani, John Lesley, Wendell Brereton, Falconer Abraham, Dennis Orina, Danstan Ojoo, Peter Kigadi, Benson Rateng, Bright Tjatji, Ramolao Makhene, George Odhiambo, Robert Omole, Fredrick Okumu, Benjamin Iraya, Daniel Oketch, Stanley Murandah, Morris Aluanga, Zolile Mtimkulu, Solomon Mashiane, Jackson Mkwanazi, Frans Matloga, Lincoln Letsoalo
© 1994 Hollywood Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
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Working a bit too hard to send the crowd into a frenzy, the action in this basketball-oriented yar...
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Common Sense Says
Offensive, shop-worn comedy.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that if this movie wasn't so inconsequential, it would be a lot more offensive. African customs and beliefs are trivialized, and much of the humor falls into the "isn't it cute, they speak English" camp. The movie's very premise -- that a white man has to go to Africa to save a poor tribe -- is insulting. Though aimed at older children, they're likely to drift away, like the aimless story, after the novelty of the basketball action wears off.
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- Release Date:January 7, 1994
- Audio Format:5.1
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