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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.


Director: Ward Serrill

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Miramax Films

The Heart of the Game (2005)

Release Date: June 9th, 2006|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The end result is an interesting documentary that is as unpolished and gutsy as the championship-caliber high school hoop stars at the other end of his camera. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It captures an authentic feel-good spirit and inspirational message that most Hollywood movies barely approximate. show more

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