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

A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the ... See full summary »

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Eriq La Salle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Cheadle ... Earl "The Goat" Manigault
James Earl Jones ... Dr. McDuffie
Michael Beach ... Legrand
Ronny Cox ... Coach Scarpelli
Loretta Devine ... Miss Mary
Glynn Turman ... Coach Powell
Monica Calhoun ... Evonne
Colin Cheadle Colin Cheadle ... Young Earl
Michael Ralph ... Dion
Daryl Mitchell ... Dean Memminger
Nicole Ari Parker ... Wanda (as Nicole Parker)
Tamara Tunie ... Miss Marcus
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Himself
Chick Hearn Chick Hearn ... Himself
Cress Williams ... Kimbrough
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A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 was the 25th anniversary of the first tournament named after him. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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From the mean streets of Harlem come the greatest basketball player the world has never known.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic drug use, strong language, some sexuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebound See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Colin Cheadle, Don Cheadle's younger brother plays young Earl. See more »

Quotes

Earl "The Goat" Manigault: Gimme the fuckin' ball, man!
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Soundtracks

Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written by Marvin Gaye
Performed by Marvin Gaye
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Truly a legend we almost never even knew was there.
20 April 2000 | by jtfsouthSee all my reviews

Like many, I had never even heard of Earl Manigault until I saw the movie. I am not even that much of a basketball fan. But after seeing this movie, it created an all new interest in not only basketball, but learning a little more about Earl Manigault.

It also teaches us a valuable lesson that I have always believed in.

No matter how bad you may think you sank, there is always a way to make things better for yourself. Earl found that out with some help and taught it to a whole new generation of kids.

Just like it said in the movie: " He rose on the court and fell, only to rise again".


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