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The Heart of the Game

Release Date: June 9th, 2006

PG-13|1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Filmed over a period of seven years, director Ward Serrill profiles Bill Resler, a university professor who coaches a basketball team comprised of high-school girls. Darnellia Russell, one of the team's few black players, also comes into focus as she struggles to stay on the team despite major obstacles.

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Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Miramax Films

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  • There's no denying the exuberant energy and emotional force of this movie. It gets to you. show more

  • Serrill has shot and edited The Heart of the Game in straightforward documentary style, with a narration by the rapper and actor Ludacris. But the dramas going on here, on and off the court, more than make up for any lack of flash. show more

  • Making his feature-length debut after forging a career making socially conscious short films, director Ward Serrill never takes his eye off the ball, maintaining a sharp storytelling focus distilled from those seven years worth of footage. show more

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