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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996, TV Movie)


Based on a true story-He is probably the greatest basketball player who never made it to the big time. But Earl Manigault is a living legend on the streets of New York. REBOUND is his story. Shooting hoops in the playgrounds of Harlem, young Earl, nicknamed "The Goat," discovers he has a special talent for he game, a high-speed, high-flying agility that soon makes him a champion slam-dunker. 

As a high school star he reaches the top by pitting himself against future greats like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but staying at the top proves harder. Seduced by his friends into an easy lifestyle of parties and drug abuse, earl soon finds himself slipping from the top-and his battles are just beginning. Confronted by a team that consists of harsher realities-a brutal coach, a pregnant girlfriend, and a drug habit that won't let go-"The Goat" is about to discover that it will take all his energy and talent if he is to break free and REBOUND.