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More Than A Game - Preview

More Than A Game

Preview by Jack Foley

AN INSPIRING rags-to-riches documentary charting the incredible real-life story of NBA superstar LeBron ‘King’ James LeBron’s extraordinary rise to fame and his journey to becoming one of the US’s best loved sports stars, More Than A Game will be released on DVD on February 15, 2010.

Nominated for Best Documentary at last year’s Independent Spirit Awards, this critically-acclaimed film will appeal to both film and sports fans.

Five young talented basketball players from Akron, Ohio, star in this remarkable true-life coming of age story about uncommon friendship in the face of unprecedented fame.

Their coach is a hard-driving, charismatic but inexperienced player’s father. Their leader future NBA superstar LeBron James. An improbable nine-year journey that takes them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship.

Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested – both on and off the court – as James’ unparalleled talent explodes into worldwide celebrity, threatening to destroy everything they’ve set out to achieve together.

More Than A Game combines a series of unforgettable one-on-one interviews with rare news footage, never-before-seen home videos and personal family photographs to bring this heartwarming, real story to life.

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Certificate: 12
Running time: 99mins
UK DVD Release: February 15, 2010