Love & Basketball

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In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor. As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy's relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica. Some years later, their pro careers at a crossroads, they meet again. It's time for a final game of one-on-one with high stakes.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Production: New Line Cinema
Year: 2000
MetaScore: 70/100
ImdbRating: 7.2
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 21 Apr 2000
Awards: 13 wins & 15 nominations.


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Young Quincy - Glenndon Chatman
Jamal - Jess Willard
Kelvin (as Chris Warren Jr.) - Chris Warren
Young Monica - Kyla Pratt
Camille Wright - Alfre Woodard
Young Lena - Naykia Harris
Nathan Wright - Harry Lennix
Nona McCall - Debbi Morgan
Zeke McCall - Dennis Haysbert
Monica Wright - Sanaa Lathan
Quincy McCall - Omar Epps
UCLA Coach - Colleen Matsuhara
Coach Hiserman - Al Foster
Highschool Referee #1 (as Nathaniel Bellamy) - Nathaniel Bellamy Jr.
Lena Wright - Regina Hall
Felicia - Shar Jackson
Shawnee - Gabrielle Union
Reporter - James DuMont
Coach Davis - Christine Dunford
Dorsey High School Player - April Griffin
Jason - Boris Kodjoe
Sidra O'Neal - Erika Ringor
College Girl #1 (as Kara Brock) - Kara Bustos
College Girl #2 - Aichi Ali
Sports announcer - Jimmy Lennon Jr.
College Referee - Andre Bellinger
College Student (as Dion Basco) - Dionysio Basco
Spanish Girl - Marta Bou Morera
Spanish Girl - Marta Crespo
Spanish Girl - Raquel Hurtado
Security guard - Jordi Clemente
Coach Parra - Jesse Corti
Lead Singer - Mar Castro
Guitar - Yussi Wenger
Percussion - Julio Ledezma
Self - Stu Lantz
Kyra Kessler - Tyra Banks
Laker's Trainer - Steve Spencer
Bank Officer - Lisa Barkin Oxley
Lena's Baby - Madison Duvernay
Monica & Quincy's Baby - Nairobi Dickens
Assistant Coach - Sandra Von Embrigs
Assistant Coach - Yolanda Higgins
Shayla - Wendy Levy
Sandra - Sandra Pérez
Big Toni - Marigold Clark
Lacresha - Sabrina Roberson
Audrey - Audrey Gomez
Maryen - Valerie Agee
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Afton Thompson
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Chevana Player
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Lorna Monique Clemmons
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Carenda Saunder
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Chandra Cole
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Shawnte Watson
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Krystal Braden
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Lakesha Willingham
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Jenece Johnson
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Erika Wilson
Crenshaw High School Girl's Basketball Team - Sharon Vigne
Assistant Coach - Major Dennis
Basketball Fan - Jeffrey J. Ayers
Mom's new boyfriend - R. Lewis Blake
Game Announcer - Jeff Coopwood
Handsome Spaniard - Gary Cruz
Party Kid - Tony Davis
Basketball fan - Yelizaveta Dedova
Spanish Waiter - Ahmad Enani
USC Player - Roshawn Franklin
Q's Friend - George 'G Dot' Hill
Spanish Guy - Sunny Malick
Student - Christie McNew
Diving Basketball Player - Gina Prince-Bythewood
Enthusiastic Fan - Brad Everett Young