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(2023) (Everett Osborne, Jeremy Piven) (PG-13)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Minor
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Mild
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Mild
Sex/Nudity Minor
Smoking Moderate
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate

Drama: A talented basketball player of the late 1940s hopes to become the first African-American to join an NBA team.

It's 1949 and Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton (EVERETT OSBORNE) is a WWII army vet and current member of the Harlem Globetrotters. Despite having just defeated the current NBA champs, Sweetwater and the rest of his all-black team have no chance of being added to the NBA -- run by Maurice Podoloff (RICHARD DREYFUSS) - which also holds true for a current all-white team adding one of them to their roster.

Hoping to change that is New York Knickerbockers head coach Joe Lapchick (JEREMY PIVEN) who convinces team owner Ned Irish (CARY ELWES) to defy a recent owners' vote not to allow black players into the league and set their sights on Sweetwater. But the Globetrotters' white owner, Abe Saperstein (KEVIN POLLAK), who makes money by arranging fixed games with small-town white teams, wants no part of that.

With Joe and Ned not giving up, and Sweetwater hoping to change both how the game looks and is played, he spends his off-time getting to know white blues singer Jeanne Staples (EMMALINE), all while dealing with various forms of racism.

If they're into basketball, they might have some interest.
For some racial slurs, violence, and smoking.

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