Sunset Park (1996)

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Sunset Park: Directed by Steve Gomer. With Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr, Carol Kane, Terrence Howard. A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.

“OK, so it is not the best basketball pic I have seen. That honor goes to Hoosiers. I can watch Gene Hackman over and over in that film and never get tired. But, having said that, it is not a bad film either.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eRhea Perlman, whom I havenu0026#39;t seen since what, Officer Honey in that Canadian Bacon flick, really didnu0026#39;t ad much to the film. She knows nothing about basketball and just took the job as a stepping stone to another losing career.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe real star of the film is Fredro Starr, who gets the team together. The team is talented so the coach Doesnu0026#39;t have to do much more that get them playing as a team. She is more social worker than coach and it all comes together as the team starts winning.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt also stars Terrance Howard, who went on to do some great work after this (Best Man, Hustle and Flow, Ray, Crach).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNot a great film, but not a complete waste of time.”


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