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Above The Rim Movie Review Summary

Actors: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon Robinson

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Duane Martin stars as Kyle, a high school basketball star in Harlem, NY who aspires to obtain a college scholarship in his chosen sport. He encounters issues in reaching his goal as the neighborhood drug dealer - Birdie (played by the late Tupac Shakur) recruits him for his own team in the local basketball tournament. He does this by lavishing Kyle with money and gifts
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Ironically, it is Birdie's older brother Shep (played by Leon Robinson) who is also Kyle's mother's love interest who works at keeping him on the straight and narrow. So the question is will Kyle succeed in getting a scholarship to Georgetown, where he desperately wants to go, or succumb to Birdie and the streets.
Best part of story, including ending: I liked it because it's based on events that happen all the time, but
are not spoken about.

Best scene in story: The scene where Birdie (Tupac Shakur) pulls the razor blade from beneath his tongue.

Opinion about the main character: I like that he became his own man and refrained from being a follower.

The review of this Movie prepared by George Kipling a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   committing crimes Struggle with:    -   Son

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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