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  • 15
  • Drama, Sport
  • 1994
  • 101 mins

Blue Chips

Blue Chips

About

The pressure for success in the college basketball game force good egg coach Pete Bell (Nolte) to turn a blind eye while others illegally bribe the promising stars of the future to sign for his team. Watching various hoop stars and legends trying to act is cringeworthy, O'Neal particularly bad, but Friedkin's movie, written by sports film specialist Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump), has a lot of passion, and a little in common with definitive basketball documentary Hoop Dreams, made at the same time.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Ed O'Neill, JT Walsh, Alfre Woodard, Nick Nolte, Shaquille O'Neal, Bob Cousy, Mary McDonnell
  • Director: William Friedkin
  • Writer: Ron Shelton
  • Producer: Michele Rappapart, Wolfgang Glattes
  • Photographer: Tom Priestley Jr

In a nutshell

These comparisons do it few favours, however, and probably explain why it was passed over for cinema exhibition in Britain.

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