Heaven Is A Playground

  • 1992
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama, Sports

In 1974 Sports Illustrated writer Rick Telander spent a season observing life on New York City's public basketball courts. The resulting memoir, Heaven Is a Playground, is a fascinating document that weaves sports into sociology with its depiction of disenfranchized young Blacks for whom the game of basketball is no mere diversion but a self-defining discipline,...read more

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01:54 — A Chicago high school basketball coach teams up with a young attorney to persuade students not to let their education get sidetracked by the temptatio (more…)

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  • Released: 1992
  • Rating: R
  • Review: In 1974 Sports Illustrated writer Rick Telander spent a season observing life on New York City's public basketball courts. The resulting memoir, Heaven Is a Playground, is a fascinating document that weaves sports into sociology with its depiction of disen… (more)

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