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The Red Sneakers (2002)

TV-PG | | Fantasy | TV Movie 10 February 2002
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A kid named Reggie Reynolds is a high school student who is good in the classroom but not so good on the basketball court. But one day he meets a junk dealer who gives him a pair of old gym... See full summary »

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Gregory Hines

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Jeffrey Rubin (story), Mark Saltzman (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Berniece
Dempsey Pappion ... Reggie
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Uncle Joe (as Ruben Santiago Hudson)
Scott Thompson ... Aldo
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Mr. Seabrooke
K.C. Collins ... Roscoe (as Chris Collins)
Kendra FitzRandolph Kendra FitzRandolph ... Courtney
Cabral Richards Cabral Richards ... Khalil
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Mercado
Gregory Hines ... Zeke
Sarah Barrable-Tishauer ... Larosa
Jordan Walker ... Noah Greggory
Drew Nelson ... Jacob
Neil Crone ... Coach Blake
Reuben Thompson Reuben Thompson ... Alvin Duke
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A kid named Reggie Reynolds is a high school student who is good in the classroom but not so good on the basketball court. But one day he meets a junk dealer who gives him a pair of old gym shoes that once were worn by an all-star in the Negro Basketball leagues in the 1930s. Reggie puts the red sneakers on and he is immediately playing like a superstar on the basketball court. He gets the attention of a major shoe company executive who wants Reggie to switch from the old red sneakers that he is wearing to his company's brand. But Reggie knows if he's not wearing those magical old red sneakers he is back on the sideline. Written by mts77

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Life is a game... Take your best shot!

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Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A varázscsuka See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Nice family film
7 May 2004 | by FlowerSeedsSee all my reviews

The movie is a typical play sports vs. have a fulfilling life type theme and is somewhat predictable coming down to the last minute of a championship game. However, it is well worth watching as a feel-good family type movie. There are some surprises along with the expected moral to the story. Being from a family full of coaches and basketball players and having a fascination with math definitely made this movie more entertaining for me, but I think it would also be enjoyed by those who are not particularly sports fans. It is one I will recommend to family and friends. Fans of Vincent D'Onofrio will enjoy watching him briefly in a character different than what they are used to. I'm sorry I left this one sitting on the shelf for so long.


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