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      Sunset Park

      R Released Apr 23, 1996 1 hr. 39 min. Comedy List
      13% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 83% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score White gym teacher Phyllis Saroka (Rhea Perlman) takes over the coaching of an inner-city high-school basketball team. She begins the enterprise with the simple goal of earning money to open her dream restaurant, after her lover leaves her. Learning about basketball and coaching as she goes, she transforms both herself and her team -- including Shorty (Fredro Starr), who is always in trouble with the law, and talented but perpetually stoned Butter (James Harris) -- from losers to winners. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 06 Buy Now

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      Audience Member 3.0/5.0 stars - Grade: C+ Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member #Classic. Great film for it's time period (mid-90's). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member A Brooklyn classic. Maybe typical and basic basketball story but certainly fun to watch. 'Suset Park what time is it, it's time to get loud itz time to represent!' Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member My favourite basketball film Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Really good movie. Classic Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Greatest bball movie since hoosiers! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Sunset Park begins with good intentions, and the cast manages some convincing moments together, but the movie never really jells. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Susan Stark Detroit News Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Alison Macor Austin Chronicle Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 26, 2005 Full Review Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews Rated: B- Apr 9, 2005 Full Review Jack Garner Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Rated: 4/10 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis White gym teacher Phyllis Saroka (Rhea Perlman) takes over the coaching of an inner-city high-school basketball team. She begins the enterprise with the simple goal of earning money to open her dream restaurant, after her lover leaves her. Learning about basketball and coaching as she goes, she transforms both herself and her team -- including Shorty (Fredro Starr), who is always in trouble with the law, and talented but perpetually stoned Butter (James Harris) -- from losers to winners.
      Director
      Steve Gomer
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 23, 1996, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $9.0M
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Surround
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