Hoop Dreams 1994
Hoop Dreams started out as an idea for a simple film project before it expanded into something grand and glorious. It was originally going to be a 30-minute documentary that would air on PBS, the American public television channel.

Hoop Dreams centers on two African-American boys in inner-city Chicago: William Gates and Arthur Agee. Their story in this film begins when they are 13 years old. Both love to play basketball in their free time, and both dream of becoming professional basketball players like their idol, Isiah Thomas. Their devotion to the game pays off when they are invited to attend St. Joseph High School, a private Catholic school, with a sports scholarship to cover their tuition. Things go well for a while until the school's tuition rate goes up...

Director Steve James followed his subjects for five years, recorded 250 hours of footage, and witnessed scenes of unbelievable triumph and heartbreaking pain.

Director: Steve James
Cast: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Sheila Agee
Country: USA
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Sport

BD50, 2xDVD | 1080i AVC, NTSC 4:3 | 02:52:30 | 45.5 Gb, 12 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

• Two audio commentaries: one with filmmakers Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert, and one with the film’s subjects, Arthur Agee and William Gates
• Life After “Hoop Dreams,” a new documentary that catches up with Agee, Gates, and their families (39:50)
• Additional scenes (20:52)
• Collection of excerpts from Siskel & Ebert tracking the acclaim for Hoop Dreams (15:18)
• Original 1994 music video for the film’s theme song (3:18)
• Trailers (3:01)