Sunset Park


1h 40m 1996

Brief Synopsis

The boys from Sunset Park High are gifted young basketball players with a dream of being the best... not of getting bossed around by the new--and female--coach. But Phyllis Saroka has other ideas. With no previous experience, the one thing Phyllis does know is that to be the best, the Sunset Park varsity basketball players will first have to learn teamwork. While Phyllis makes a connection with the team's star athlete Shorty and the energetic but misdirected Busy-Bee, she has a long way to go with the others--solitary, distrustful Butter; Spaceman, who tempers his emotions with drugs; Drano, who rejects Phyllis simply because everyone else does; angry and aggressive Andre; and Kurt, whose lack of motivation infects his whole life, including his game. By believing in this talented group of mixed-up kids, Phyllis helps take them to the city championships. In the process, coach and teammates alike manage to find their own particular talents, as well as their own ability to believe in themselves.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Sports
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

The boys from Sunset Park High are gifted young basketball players with a dream of being the best... not of getting bossed around by the new--and female--coach. But Phyllis Saroka has other ideas. With no previous experience, the one thing Phyllis does know is that to be the best, the Sunset Park varsity basketball players will first have to learn teamwork. While Phyllis makes a connection with the team's star athlete Shorty and the energetic but misdirected Busy-Bee, she has a long way to go with the others--solitary, distrustful Butter; Spaceman, who tempers his emotions with drugs; Drano, who rejects Phyllis simply because everyone else does; angry and aggressive Andre; and Kurt, whose lack of motivation infects his whole life, including his game. By believing in this talented group of mixed-up kids, Phyllis helps take them to the city championships. In the process, coach and teammates alike manage to find their own particular talents, as well as their own ability to believe in themselves.

Crew

Vanessa Theme Ament

Foley

Yvette Ammon

Costumes

Tammy Apana-dianda

Production Coordinator

Stephanie Axe

Assistant

Jennifer Baum

On-Set Dresser

David Ian Benezra

Consultant

Felipe Borrero

Sound Mixer

David Brown

Dolly Grip

Philip Brown

Best Boy Grip

Cara Buonincontri

Coproducer

Anita Camarata

Music Producer

Colin Campbell

Lighting Technician

Elizabeth Cantillon

Executive Producer

Kate Chapman

Assistant

Harry Cheney

Dialogue Editor

William Clevenger

Assistant Camera Operator

Arthur Coburn

Editor

Stephanie Colin

Costumes

Dave Cowan

Dialogue Editor

Danny De Vito

Producer

Bonita Dehaven

Makeup Artist

Paul Diller

Sound Effects Editor

Shane Dixon

Stunts

Shane Dixon

Stunt Coordinator

Lee Dragu

Adr Supervisor

Michael Dunn

Assistant Property Master

Andrew Durham

Assistant Production Coordinator

Kiante Elam

Stunts

I James P Ellis

Script Supervisor

Nancy Fogarty

Music Editor

Kay Gee

Music

Scott Gill

Assistant Editor

Daniel C Gold

Camera Operator

Tim Gomillion

Sound Recordist

Mark Goodermote

Boom Operator

Miles Goodman

Music

Robbie Greenberg

Director Of Photography

Victoria Gregory

Accounting Assistant

David Haldiman

Location Manager

Chris Hayes

Camera Operator

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Sound Editor

Ida Lee Henderson

Production Accountant

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Jane Hoffman

Art Department Coordinator

Kevin Holden

Production Assistant

Adam Jenkins

Rerecording

Gary Jones

Music

Devin Joseph

Foley Editor

Susannah Julien

Assistant

Carlton Kaller

Music Editor

Mary Kane

Unit Production Manager

Mary Kane

Coproducer

Brian Kasch

Set Decorator

Henry Kinji

Stunts

Leslie Langs

Assistant Editor

Tony Lee

Casting

Bryant K Lemelle

Production Assistant

Karl Linde

Assistant Camera Operator

Mark Anthony Little

Production Assistant

Gary Marcus

Assistant Director

Lee Mayman

Art Director

Kathleen Mcghee-anderson

Screenplay

Marla Mcguire

Assistant

Ademola Mcmullen

Production Assistant

Ray Mercer

Property Master

Jane Paul

Assistant Director

Victoria Paul

Production Designer

Daniel L. Paulson

Producer

Manny Perry

Stunts

Bob Putynkowski

Color Timer

Jane Raab

Production Supervisor

Carol Ramsey

Costume Designer

Joe E. Rand

Music Editor

Van Redin

Photography

A. Dorian Reed

Assistant

Andrea Reed-elmore

Casting

Robi Reed-humes

Casting

Sergio Reyes

Rerecording

Kathleen Roll

Production Assistant

Jonathan A Rosenfeld

Transportation Captain

Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

Screenplay

Craig Rosevear

Sound Effects Editor

John T Ryan

Key Grip

Frank Scheidbach

Best Boy

B Tennyson Sebastian Ii

Rerecording

Michael Shamberg

Producer

Charlie Shepard

Sound Effects Editor

Janelle Showalter

Sound

David Siegel

Transportation Coordinator

Mark Smith

Rerecording

John Earl Stone

Construction Coordinator

Tom Sweeney

Production Assistant

Steven Ticknor

Foley Editor

Christine Wada

Costumes

Winnie Brown Willis

Wardrobe Supervisor

Dwight Wood

Transportation Captain

Dean Wright

Production Supervisor

Joy Zapata

Hair Stylist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Sports
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 26, 1996

Released in United States on Video November 12, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 12, 1996

Completed shooting March 23, 1995.

Began shooting January 23, 1995.

Released in United States Spring April 26, 1996

Released in United States on Video November 12, 1996

Released in United States on Video December 12, 1996