Above The Rim

New Line Home Entertainment   (2003) / Region 1
Above The Rim

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Kyle Lee Watson (Duane Martin) is an inner-city high school basketball star torn between college and the lure of the streets. During an important championship play-off game, Kyle grandstands to catch the attention of Birdie (Tupac Shakur), a powerful gang leader who is assembling a team to compete in the neighborhood Shoot-Out contest, a high-stakes street basketball tournament for the bragging rights of the city. With promises of good life: cash, cars and women, Birdie convinces Kyle to play on his team. now Kyle's future hangs in the balance as Birdies influence threatens his college career and possibly, his life. It's a battle for Kyle's heart and soul, resulting in one of the grittiest basketball films ever made!


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Nov 11 2002
  • Production Year 2003
  • Empire SKU 459579
  • UPC Code 794043613524
  • Studio  New Line Home Entertainment
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL
  • Subtitles English


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  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    English Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color

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