Heaven Is a Playground Poster

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: August 10th, 2004

R|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
When not at work, a white lawyer, Zach Telander (D.B. Sweeney), likes to leave his affluent surroundings so that he can play basketball with a bunch of inner-city African-American youths. But life beyond the court for these young men is dangerous because of drugs and crime. It's also potentially dangerous when a big-shot sports agent, David Racine (Richard Jordan), comes around to scoop up potential talent. Zach and coach Byron Harper (Michael Warren) try to keep the young men centered.

Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Michael Warren, Richard Jordan, Victor Love, Janet Julian, Bo Kimble, Nigel Miguel

Director: Randall Fried

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Temptation, Transformation, 1990s, Underdog, Melodramatic, Moving, Inspiring, Growing up