"Blue Chips" – A college basketball coach, played by Nick Nolte, bends the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive in this film featuring Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway as talented finds, and directed by William Friedkin ("The Exorcist").
"Space Jam" – Michael Jordan meets Bugs Bunny in this fantasy from music video director Joe Pytka (the man behind Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel" and "Dirty Diana" videos) that manages to pay tribute both to Looney Tunes and basketball.
"Radio" – Director Mike Tollin tells the true story of the friendship that forms between football coach Harold Jones (Ed Harris) and a mentally challenged young man named James Robert "Radio" Kennedy (Cuba Gooding, Jr.).
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