The Air Up There

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The Air Up There
Air up there.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPaul Michael Glaser
Produced byRobert W. Cort
Ted Field
Rosalie Swedlin
Written byMax Apple
StarringKevin Bacon
Music byDavid Newman
CinematographyDick Pope
Editing byMichael A. Polakow
StudioHollywood Pictures
Interscope Communications
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Nomura Babcock & Brown
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release datesJanuary 7, 1994
Running time107 min.
LanguageEnglish
Budget$16 million
Box office$21,011,318
 
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The Air Up There
Air up there.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPaul Michael Glaser
Produced byRobert W. Cort
Ted Field
Rosalie Swedlin
Written byMax Apple
StarringKevin Bacon
Music byDavid Newman
CinematographyDick Pope
Editing byMichael A. Polakow
StudioHollywood Pictures
Interscope Communications
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Nomura Babcock & Brown
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release datesJanuary 7, 1994
Running time107 min.
LanguageEnglish
Budget$16 million
Box office$21,011,318

The Air Up There is a 1994 comedy film directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starring Kevin Bacon and Charles Gitonga Maina with Yolanda Vazquez as Sister Susan.

Plot[edit]

Jimmy Dolan (Kevin Bacon) is a college basketball assistant coach who wants to find a new star for his team since he believes this will get him a promotion to head coach at the school. He sees a home video of a prospect named Saleh and travels to Africa to recruit him. Upon arriving in this continent, Dolan finds himself confronted not only with the challenges of basketball but also with the challenges of adjusting to and learning how to live in the midst of a brand-new culture. Though Dolan is initially opposed by Saleh's father who is also the leader of the village, he later agrees to let his son play. Dolan and Saleh both teach each other life lessons before they take the court for one final game with everything on the line. One of the most dramatic scenes in the film involves the instruction of Saleh by Dolan regarding the "Jimmy Dolan Shake and Bake."

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

For scenes taking place in the United States, the film was actually shot in Toronto & Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Copps Coliseum stood in for the University's arena. Scenes in Africa were shot in Kenya and Hoedspruit, South Africa.[1]

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