“Hoop Dreams” is the most powerful movie about sports ever made."
Hal Hanson Washington Post Staff Writer

Release Date: Fall 1994
Running Length: 3 hours; Rated: PG-13 (Mature themes, language)
Featuring: Arthur Agee, William Gates, Sheila Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates, Earl Smith, and Gene Pingatore  Producers: Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert and Kartemquin Films, Chicago; Cinematography: Peter Gilber; Director: Steve James
Autographed by Arthur Agee-
"Hoop Dreams isn't mainly about sport, or even about life and death in the inner city. It's about families hanging tough on nerve and prayer. It's about what passes for the American dream to people whose daily lives are closer to nightmares." "Hoop Dreams. The Book"