The American Game Poster

Release Date: 1979

PG|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
This documentary focuses on the experiences of two highly touted high school basketball prospects as the top colleges attempt to recruit them. Brian Walker, a white teen from a suburban Indiana town, comes from a family of talented athletes and has parents who push him to succeed. Stretch Graham, on the other hand, is a black teen from a rough part of Brooklyn who lives with his sister. For him, a successful basketball career represents a possible escape from life in the ghetto.

Cast: Brian Walker, Julius Erving

Director: David Wolf

Genres: Documentary