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The Air Up There

5.51 h 47 min1994PG
A basketball coach travels to Africa to recruit a new star.
Paul M. Glaser
Kevin BaconCharles Gitonga MainaYolanda Vazquez
English [CC]
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4.5 out of 5 stars

1356 global ratings

  1. 78% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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Liam MacleodReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
This movie does not work!
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Didn't really want to give a bad review, for anyone, but these are the facts:
I don't recall seeing anywhere when I purchased this that it wouldn't work on an American machine, which for some color coding reason it doesn't! I've done the math. If I were to return it, without making a complaint, the original shipping cost, which I won't get back, though it's not my fault, together with what it would cost to return it would be almost as much as the movie cost, due to someone else's negligence. Doesn't seem too fair. This movie was @ one time a prized part of my collection that was stolen from me. All I wanted was a working movie! As usual, an innocent customer ends up out of pocket, either way, due to someone else's mistake. I'll remember this company name and won't buy from them again!
Honest JoReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Want to laugh at subtle humor?
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If you think this is a 100% basketball movie, that's wrong! There is some basketball, and the plot somewhat revolves about it, but mostly for fun and you will laugh! Some of the commedy is subtle, but it is there! This is a young Kevin Bacon movie and one of his best. I would rate this as one of my favorite movies to watch - especially if I want my mood to be lifted through an entertaining movie. I guess you figured it out by now why I rated this movie with 5 Stars!
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Corky SiegelReviewed in the United States on December 26, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I decided to ignore this andwatch the movie anyway
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Even though it only got 2 or 3 stars, I decided to ignore this and watch the movie anyway. I gave it 5 stars. Then I find out the movie got bad reviews because of something that had nothing what-so-ever to do with the movie - some technical problems. Sort of like people dissing a restaurant because they didn't like the decor ... but then mention that the food was the best they ever had but gave it 1 star because of decor. We must think about the people that made this movie or opened the restaurant. This movie is worth seeing. And the restaurant I'm talking about it amazing. :-)
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DoodlesReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved everything about this movie.
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Saw this years ago and couldn't wait to find a DVD. Love Kevin Bacon in about anything he's done. Gave one to a co-worker who I put onto the movie and he couldn't wait to get it. Great feel good movie and great characters and the bonus of Kevin Bacon
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RayLReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
my wife loves this movie
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my wife loves this I just can't believe something we've seen a thousand times she was willing to pay for. The quality was fine, so the one stare is just for amazon making us pay to watch this rather than make it available as prime option.
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Angie RhodesReviewed in the United States on June 29, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this movie
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Have loved this movie for years! Shared with my daughters! Great feel goo movie for family movie night!
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jennifer lambertReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Could not watch
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I guess I should have read the whole description. Will not play on our player. Very disappointed.
LauraReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a great movie - even for a non-sports buff!
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This is a fantastic movie and one that I would like my children and nieces and nephews to watch. It starts a bit slowly, with lots of sports action to set the scene. Soon, however you get caught up in the make-or-break situation of the younger coach who needs to buckle-down and get his ego under control for the sake of the team, but even moreso, for his own redemption and fulfillment. This is a wonderful movie with great scenery and action. Delightful humor and very serious issues abound. Well done!
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