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More Than a Game (2008)

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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

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Kristopher Belman
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Credited cast:
LeBron James ... Self
Dru Joyce ... Self
Romeo Travis Romeo Travis ... Self
Sian Cotton Sian Cotton ... Self
Willie McGee Willie McGee ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Connor Flynn Connor Flynn ... Fan at Gund Arena
Clavacia Smith Clavacia Smith ... Self
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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

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The incredible true story of LeBron James and the Akron Fab Five See more »


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Rated PG for brief mild language and incidental smoking | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The song "Forever" by rap artists Eminem, Drake, Kanye West and Lil Wayne was inspired by this film. See more »

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Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.10 (2009) See more »

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Jamboree
Performed by Naughty By Nature featuring Zhane
Written by Vin Rock (as Vincent Brown), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Criss),
DJ Kay Gee (as Keir Gist) and Benny Golson
Courtesy of Arista Records LLC
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Zhane appears courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Boys becoming men....how Lebron became "King James"
7 September 2008 | by joshfarconeSee all my reviews

This documentary follows Lebron James(NBA superstar) and childhood friends....from the earliest part of his life. From grade school friends, to youth travel ball, to playing at St Mary's High School, to being drafted in the NBA. When four tight buddies become five...off the court as well. Almost a biopic...but not. Amazing what an Akron-Native with time and a camera could accomplish following around "King James".

Although this film follows a professional basketball players rise to fame, it is more about the friendships and loyalty involved in the process. You can't become a star without having trust and faith in others around you. Turns into a great study of professional athletes, what it takes at all ages, but also the emotion and friendships that shape the human....we fail to look at these stars as normal guys like ourselves...and we shouldn't. You will understand just who and what they are through movies like this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

More Than a Game See more »

Filming Locations:

Akron, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$182,943, 4 October 2009

Gross USA:

$950,675

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$960,387
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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