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1 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
Director Betsy Blankenbaker traces the incredible story of the 1955 Crispus Attucks High School basketball team. Led by Coach Ray Crowe, the inner-city Indianapolis team would become the first-ever all-black squad to win a high school state championship. Several of the team's players, including N.B.A. Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and Purdue standout Willie Merriweather, reflect on that 1955 season, including the hatred and racism they encountered along the way.


Director: Betsy Blankenbaker

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Truly Indie

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Release Date: September 18th, 2005|1 hr. 4 min.

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  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film, which thankfully doesn't wear out its welcome with a scant running time of 64 minutes, is fairly prosaic stylistically. But the admittedly rough-hewn footage of the games is thrilling, and the pride and self-respect instilled in the players by their success is still evident today. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Routine cinema but rich history. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Heartfelt but only intermittently interesting documentary. show more

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