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Above the Rim | 1994 | R | - 0.6.9

Basketball movie done with a "gangsta" flavor. With Duane Martin, Leon, Marlon Wayans and Tupac Shakur. Directed by Jeff Pollack. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - One man is beaten up, cut with a razor blade and left for dead. Another is shot at but not killed. Another is shot point blank in the chest: the scene is very bloody, and he dies instantly.

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LANGUAGE 9 - Every other word is the F-word, and there's also a steady stream of scatological and anatomical terms and insults.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Drug deals, racism, sexism, street violence.
MESSAGE - Good triumphs over evil, even if you have to kill someone to make it happen.
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