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Year: 2005
USA: Miramax Films
UK: Miracle Communications
Cast: Bill Resler, Darnellia Russell, Devon Crosby Helms, Maude Lepley, Joyce Walker, Ludacris (narrator)
Director: Ward Serrill
Country: USA
USA: 98 mins
UK: 93 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language
UK Certificate: 12A contains two uses of strong language
USA Release Date: 14 July 2006 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 7 July 2006 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 16 June 2006 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 9 June 2006 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 8 December 2006 (Limited Release - London, Odeon Panton St and Manchester)


Bill Ressler, a college tax professor moonlights as a girl's basketball coach at Roosevelt High School. Following Coach Ressler around is Seattle filmmaker Ward Serrill. Little did he know that he was about to embark on an incredible 7-year project filming the ups and downs of Coach Resslers' activites.

At the centre of the film is Darnellia. A highly talented basketball player and tough inner-city girl her personal life story and determination to overcome huge setbacks to battle her way to victory as a member of The Roosevelt Roughriders girl's basketball team is documented in THE HEART OF THE GAME.

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