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30 for 30

A series of (originally just 30) documentary films on sports stories from ESPN's first 30 years (1979-2009). Subjects were selected by top filmmakers, including Barry Levinson, Morgan Freeman, Ron Shelton, Albert Maysles, Frank Marshall and Ice Cube.

Premiered: October 6, 2009

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User Rating:4.23 out of 5 (22 ratings)

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  • Premiered: October 6, 2009
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  • User Rating:4.23 out of 5 (22 ratings)
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  • Premise: A series of (originally just 30) documentary films on sports stories from ESPN's first 30 years (1979-2009). Subjects were selected by top filmmakers, including Barry Levinson, Morgan Freeman, Ron Shelton, Albert Maysles, Frank Marshall and Ice Cube. (more)

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