The Heart of the Game

Release Date: June 9, 2006
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40/200 Max Braden What a great basketball comeback story, and the best part is that it's true.
53/76 Dan Krovich Decent, but definitely no Hoop Dreams.

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One of the first acquisitions of Miramax in the aftermath of the Weinstein's departure, The Heart of the Game is a documentary that looks at six years of a girls high school basketball team in Seattle. When a college tax professor takes over as coach of the program, he initially has challenges with a tough inner city girl named Darnellia. While the team is having success and could potentially be on its way to a state championship, her off-court difficulties pose problems.

The Heart of the Game made its premiere at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. It has thus far been well-received, with some reviewers favorably comparing it to Hoop Dreams. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for The Heart of the Game
Director Ward Serrill
Distributor Miramax
Official Site
Rating PG-13
Running Time 97 minutes
Screen Count 3
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



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