On Chicago's south side, too many kids get their one shot in life at the wrong end of a gun. But Byron Harper is determined to change all that with a dream...called basketball. Adapted from the memoir by Sports Illustrated journalist Rick Telander.
Problem youth -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
African American basketball players -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Films for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, Calif. :Columbia/Tristar Home Video,2004
|Other Titles|| Heaven is a playground.
Sweeney, D. B.
(Daniel Bernard), 1961-
Warren, Michael, 1946-
Jordan, Richard, 1937-1993.
Love, Victor, 1957-
Julian, Janet, 1959-
Olajuwon, Hakeem, 1963-
Higgins, Billy (Producer)
Telander, Rick. Heaven is a playground.
Heaven Playground Productions, Inc.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
D.B. Sweeney, Michael Warren, Richard Jordan, Victor Love, Janet Julian, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bo Kimble.
Director, screenplay, Randall Fried ; producers, Keith Bank and Billy Higgins ; co-producers, John Banta, Tony Kamin ; executive producers, William V. Stuart, Douglas S. Cook, Larry Edwards ; co-executive producers, William Eichengreen and Leonard Pomerantz ; director of photography, Tom Richmond ; editor, Lou Angelo ; production designer, Gregory Wm. Bolton ; music score, Patrick O'Hearn.
MPAA rating: R; for language and drug content.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Based on the book by Rick Telander.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1991.
DVD, full screen; Dolby digital.
1 videodisc (approximately 104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.