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The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault

1996 - R - 1:51
HBO Home Video
Directed by Eriq LaSalle
Don Cheadle
James Earl Jones
Michael Beach
Loretta Devine
Clarence Williams III
Eriq LaSalle
and Forest Whitaker

Based on a true story - He is probably the greatest basketball player who never made it to the big time. But Earl Manigault is a living legend on the streets of New York. Rebound is his story. Shooting hoops in the playgrounds of Harlem, young Earl, nicknamed "The Goat," discovers he has a special talent for the game, a high-speed, high-flying agility that soon makes him a champion slam-dunker. As a High School star he reaches the top by pitting himself against future giants like Kareem Abdul Jabaar, but staying at the top proves harder. Seduced by his friends into an easy lifestyle of parties and drug abuse, Earl soon finds himself slipping from the top - and his battles are just beginning. Confronted by a team that consists of life's harsher realities - a brutal coach, a pregnant girlfriend, and a drug habit that won't let go - "The Goat" is about to discover that it will take all his energy and talent if he is to break free and Rebound.

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