Some of the basketball scenes were filmed at Samuel J. Spoiler warning: The following contains plot details about the entire movie. It is later revealed to Kyle that Shep is Birdie's older brother. Coincidentally, Kyle's coach also wants Shep to coach his team when he feels it is time for him to retire. While he waits to find out if he will receive a scholarship to Georgetown University, he finds himself in a difficult dilemma over a playground basketball tournament. The film tells the story of a promising New York City high school basketball star and his relationships with two people; one a drug dealer and the other a basketball star who is now employed as a security guard at his former high school.
In the end, Kyle is revealed to have gotten the scholarship to Georgetown University and during a televised game, Kyle hits the game winner while a recovered Shep watches with a smile. The rapper's offscreen legal problems are well known, but there's no denying his power as an actor. It was released on March 23, 1994 by New Line Cinema. He is Shep's younger brother who secretly wants Shep to join him in his illegal empire. He later bribes Kyle to play for his team. Before the finals, Birdie threatens Kyle, demanding Kyle to throw away the game so that Birdie's team would win.
Shep unable to watch anymore , steps in the game in Kyle's place despite being aggressively attacked throughout. While he waits to find out if he will receive a scholarship to Georgetown University he finds himself in a difficult dilemma over a playground basketball tournament. Tupac's character was highly compared to Scarface. Birdie is later killed by Bugaloo as revenge for previous humiliations. The screenplay was written by Barry Michael Cooper from a story by Benny Medina. He is a homicidal psychopath who will kill anyone with no second thought nor remorse. Shep helps the team come back, and in the final seconds, passes the ball to Kyle, who hits the game winner.
He must decide whether to play for and follow his widely beloved basketball coach or Birdie Tupac Shakur , a local thug in the neighborhood. Shep protects Kyle and is shot while Motaw is shot dead by security. After the loss, Birdie orders Motaw Wood Harris , his star player and gang member, to kill Kyle. He is seen as cocky and hot tempered but later changes his ways during the course of the film. Kyle Watson is a talented basketball player who is about to graduate from high school.
He was later arrested after his best friend, Nutso, accidentally jumps off a high rise building while playing basketball. Allen Payne was the original choice to portray the role of Kyle Watson, but he was rejected by Pollack in favor of Duane Martin. He must decide whether to play for and follow his widely beloved basketball coach or Birdie, a local thug in the neighborhood. Kyle is brutalized throughout the game with Birdie's team having a solid lead, and is injured. Kyle feels resentment towards the security guard because Kyle's own mother is falling in love with Shep. . In the tournament, both Kyle's and Birdie's teams march to the finals, with Kyle's team playing solid team basketball, while Birdie's team plays a very thuggish style.
The film was shot in Harlem with various scenes in the movie filmed at the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics in East Harlem. He is occasionally harassed by Kyle, Bugaloo and Motaw. Kyle makes a decision to run with Birdie's team until he decided to come back to his old team, because of Birdie's wrongful actions against Flip Bernie Mac and Kyle's friend Bugaloo Marlon Wayans. Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard. Kyle Watson Duane Martin is a talented basketball player who is about to graduate from high school. He is often bullied by Birdie and most of his gang members.
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