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A Basketball movie with an African twist. Kevin Bacon takes the lead role in this hoop story with a unique slant on recruiting. Bacon's character is an arrogant assistant basketball coach that is sent to checkout blue chip prospect in Africa. This is at times a fun and enjoyable sports film that never takes itself too seriously. Bacon is terrific in this film and his comic and dramatic timing are solid. Taking a young man from his home in Africa and depositing him in a collegiate co-ed environment makes for some interesting and comical moments.


Actors: Kevin Bacon, Charles Gitonga Maina, Yolanda Vazquez, Winston Ntshona, Mabutho 'Kid' Sithole

Directors: Paul Michael Glaser

Writers: Max Apple

Producers: Conrad Hool, Ian Ross, Lance Hool, Lynn Abdi, Robert W. Cort

Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)

Region: 1 NTSC (North American) Format

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen, 1.85:1

Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Run Time: 107 minutes

The Air Up There DVD 1994 Kevin Bacon

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