Directed by Steve James.  With William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates. A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Hoop Dreams (1994)

Directed by Steve James. With William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates. A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

HOOP DREAMS - 1994 - original 27x40 movie poster - WILLIAM GATES - basketball

HOOP DREAMS - 1994 - original 27x40 movie poster - WILLIAM GATES - basketball

"Hoop Dreams" This engaging and, at times, heart-breaking documentary follows two inner-city Chicago natives, Arthur Agee and William Gates, as they follow their dreams to become basketball superstars. As one climbs the ladder of success, the other’s dreams are quashed. This is a suspense story with top notes of joy and an underlying stream of tension.

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"Hoop Dreams" This engaging and, at times, heart-breaking documentary follows two inner-city Chicago natives, Arthur Agee and William Gates, as they follow their dreams to become basketball superstars. As one climbs the ladder of success, the other’s dreams are quashed. This is a suspense story with top notes of joy and an underlying stream of tension.

Basketball Hall of Fame member William 'Pop' Gates of the New York Renaissance ('Rens').  © Black Fives, Inc. All rights reserved.

Basketball Hall of Fame member William 'Pop' Gates of the New York Renaissance ('Rens'). © Black Fives, Inc. All rights reserved.

Considered as one of the most influential documentaries, Hoop Dreams is also regarded as one of the best. Seeped in reality, the film follows William Gates and Arthur Agee, two basketball NBA dream…

Considered as one of the most influential documentaries, Hoop Dreams is also regarded as one of the best. Seeped in reality, the film follows William Gates and Arthur Agee, two basketball NBA dream…

William Gates and Arthur Agee of "Hoop Dreams," twenty years later. Great pic by Kevin Couliau (@asphaltchronicles on Instagram) #basketball #chicago #hoopdreams

William Gates and Arthur Agee of "Hoop Dreams," twenty years later. Great pic by Kevin Couliau (@asphaltchronicles on Instagram) #basketball #chicago #hoopdreams

Hoop Dreams (1994) William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates - Director: Steve James  IMDB: A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Hoop Dreams (1994) William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates - Director: Steve James IMDB: A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Hoop Dreams Poster  A film following the lives of two African American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.    Director: Steve James  Writers: Steve James, Frederick Marx  Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee and Emma Gates | See full cast and crew

Hoop Dreams (1994)

Hoop Dreams Poster A film following the lives of two African American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. Director: Steve James Writers: Steve James, Frederick Marx Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee and Emma Gates | See full cast and crew

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