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2,052 Ratings

Hoop Dreams

Directed by Steve James
United States, 1994
Documentary, Drama, Sport


Filmed over a five-year period, Hoop Dreams follows two inner-city boys as they navigate the complex, competitive world of scholastic athletics and strive to overcome the intense pressures of family life and the realities of the Chicago streets.

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Hoop Dreams Directed by Steve James

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1995 | Nominee: Best Film Editing

Sundance Film Festival

1994 | 2 wins including: Documentary (Audience Award)

Independent Spirit Awards

1995 | Winner: Special Distinction Award

National Board of Review

1994 | Winner: Best Documentary

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