More Than a Game


1h 42m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio star in true-life coming of age story about friendship and loyalty in the face of great adversity. Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player's father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the "Fab Five's" improbable seven-year

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Lionsgate

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio star in true-life coming of age story about friendship and loyalty in the face of great adversity. Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player's father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the "Fab Five's" improbable seven-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship. Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested-both on and off the court-as James' exploding worldwide celebrity threatens to destroy everything they've set out to achieve together.

Crew

Durrell Babbs

Song Performer

Durrell Babbs

Song

Scott Balcerek

Associate Producer

Scott Balcerek

Editor

Julian Belman

Photography

Kristopher Belman

Screenplay

Kristopher Belman

Photography

Kristopher Belman

Producer

Nick Belman

Sound Mixer

Guillermo Beltran

On-Line Editor

J 'lonny' Bereal

Song

Dave Bergstrom

Sound Engineer

Mary J. Blige

Song

Mary J. Blige

Song Performer

Dave Boyd

Music Engineer

Tamar Braxton

Song Performer

Toni Braxton

Song Performer

Brad Brock

Foley Mixer

Chris Brown

Song

Vinnie Brown

Song

Mark Campbell

Consultant

Christine Carr

Visual Effects Supervisor

Maverick Carter

Executive Producer

Michael Carter

Digital Effects Artist

Leonard Caston

Song

Roland Chambers

Song

Harris Charalambous

Photography

Mr. Mr Cheeks

Song Performer

Cut Chemist

Song

Johnny W. Ching

Photography

Travis Cook

Photography

Sian Cotton

Other

Courtney N Cross

Visual Effects

Darnell Dalton

Song

Mike Daly

Music Engineer

Mike Daly

Score Recording

Matt Dawson

Adr Mixer

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Ester Dean

Song

Stephanie Denatale

Coproducer

Jessa Desena

Accountant

Snoop Dogg

Song

Andrew Dutton

Camera

Mike Elizondo

Song

Missy Elliott

Song Performer

Missy Elliott

Song

Faith Evans

Song Performer

Michael Ferdie

Sound Editor

David Ferguson

Camera Operator

Roman Fisher

Digital Effects Artist

Jerry Franklin

Song

Walter G Fuller

Song

Kenneth Gamble

Song

Danny Gao

Associate Producer

Terry Garcia

Assistant Sound Editor

Dizzy Gillespie

Song

Dizzy Gillespie

Song Performer

Keir Gist

Song

Dante Givens

Song

Eric Goldman

Song

Angela Golightly

Assistant

Benny Golson

Song

Mark Graham

Music

Omarion Grandberry

Song Performer

Tiffany Griffith

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Brad Haehnel

Score Recording

Jason Hampton

Software Engineer

Roosevelt Harrell

Song

Dabling Harward

Music Editor

Dabling Harward

Photography

Dabling Harward

Score Recording

Adam S Hawkey

Colorist

Leon Haywood

Song

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Scott Hecker

Supervising Sound Editor

Courtenay Henderson

Song

Steve Hernandez

Software Engineer

Andrew Hey

Score Recording

Andrew Hey

Music Arranger

Brad Hogan

Screenplay

Michael Hogan

Visual Effects Producer

Chauncey Hollis

Song

Leon Huff

Song

Jimmy Iovine

Executive Producer

Ryan Jaffe

Visual Effects

Corky James

Music Arranger

Lebron James

Other

Lebron James

Executive Producer

Chris Jenkins

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Chris Jensen

Adr Mixer

Brian Joe

Photography

Brian Joe

Coproducer

Samuel Johnson

Song

Jamal Jones

Song

Thai Jones

Song

Dru Joyce Ii

Other

Terrance Kelly

Song

Tess Kelly

Software Engineer

Zedrick Kelly

Song

Lewis Kofsky

Visual Effects Producer

Andy Koyama

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

John Lange

Photography

Joanna Levesque

Song Performer

Matt Lewkowicz

Music Arranger

Abraham Libbos

Original Music

Irving Lorenzo

Song

Deborah Lurie

Music

Chris Lytwyn

Photography

Daniel Madsen

Assistant Camera

Noel Maitland

Assistant Camera

Kevin Mann

Producer

Harvey Mason

Executive Producer

Harvey Mason

Music

Harvey Mason

Producer

Harvey Mason

Song

Harvey Mason

Music Composer

Peter Mayer

Visual Effects Producer

Robin Mays

Song

Willie Mcgee

Other

Lane Mcgiboney

Adr Mixer

Bill Meadows

Sound Recordist

Frank Montano

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tom Moser

Associate Editor

Jesse Murray

Other

Robert Newt

Song

Erik Paesel

Software Engineer

Susan Patterson

Production Accountant

Mike Peltier

Assistant

Bryan Pennington

Consultant

Matthew Perniciaro

Producer

Jason Phillips

Song

Derek Pippert

Foley Editor

Sharra Platt

Visual Effects Supervisor

Anita Poree

Song

Mark Potsic

Song

Chano Pozo

Song

Humberto Ramirez

Photography

Humberto Ramirez

Associate Producer

Billy Rhodes

Rotoscope Animator

Shira Roman

Visual Effects

Peter Rotter

Music Contractor

Jason Ruder

Music Editor

Ja Rule

Song

Ja Rule

Song Performer

Dave Russell

Score Recording

Zack Ryan

Music Arranger

Evrard Salomon

Assistant Director

Donnie Schneider

Key Grip

Eric Scofield

Software Engineer

Roy Seeger

Assistant Sound Editor

Andrew Siegman

Archival Footage

Derek Somaru

Music Editor

Jordin Sparks

Song Performer

Kristina Stephens

Song

Liam Stephens

Visual Effects Supervisor

Charles Stewart

Song

Marc Stuart

Song

Graham Stumpf

Post-Production Supervisor

David Styles

Song

Blake Taylor

Digital Effects Artist

Blake Taylor

Visual Effects Supervisor

Blake Taylor

Rotoscope Animator

Chauncey Taylor

Sound Mixer

Romeo Travis

Other

Joel Trent

Sound Mixer

Ed Turville

Rotoscope Animator

J Valentine

Song

Tim Webb

Sound Recordist

Karey Williams

Assistant Camera

Bob Williamson

On-Line Editor

Charlie Wilson

Song Performer

Frank Wilson

Song

Sean O Wilson

Digital Effects Artist

Little Stevie Wonder

Song

Matthew Woodall

Post-Production Coordinator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Lionsgate

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2009 Spirit Award for Best Documentary by Film Independent (FIND).

Limited Release in United States October 2, 2009

Released in United States Fall October 2, 2009

Released in United States June 2009

Released in United States on Video February 2, 2010

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival (Opening Night) June 15-22, 2009.

Released in United States on Video February 2, 2010

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival (Opening Night) June 15-22, 2009.)

Limited Release in United States October 2, 2009

Released in United States Fall October 2, 2009