High school student Reggie Reynolds lives with his hard-working single mother Gloria. R
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Reggie Reynolds, a 17-year-old high school student, is more mathematician than athlete, but when junk shop owner Zeke gives Reggie a pair of magic red sneakers, he is transformed into a great basketball player.
High school student Reggie Reynolds lives with his hard-working single mother Gloria. Reggie is a great student, but a lackluster athlete who longs to be a superstar. That is until he meets Zeke, the mystical owner of a "junk shop." In exchange for a helping hand, Zeke offers Reggie anything in the shop. Reggie chooses a "magical" pair of red canvas hightop sneakers that transform him into an unstoppable basketball player. Uncle Joe, a disreputable scout for sneaker company entrepreneur Mercado, sees Reggie's new skills at tryouts. Uncle Joe and Mercado attempt to exploit Reggie's new talents by convincing him to endorse the company's shoes. When Mercado discovers that it's the sneakers that are making Reggie play so well, he steals them before the big game, forcing Reggie to look inward and use his natural talents.
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Roy T Anderson
Robert Halmi Jr.
Nominated for the 2003 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. Also nominated for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special (Gregory Hines).
Nominated for the 2003 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television Writing (Children's Script) (Mark Saltzman, Story by Jeffrey Rubin) by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).
Aired in United States February 10, 2002
Aired in United States November 19, 2002
Aired in United States on Video/DVD November 19, 2002
Gregory Hines makes his full-length television film directorial debut.
Telecast as a presentation of "Showtime Original Pictures For All Ages."
TV rating: TV-PG