GenreBiography, Drama, Sport Running time2 hours CountryUnited States
Release date1996 WriterAlan Swyer, Larry Golin NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special CastDon Cheadle (Earl Manigault), James Earl Jones (Dr. McDuffie), Daryl Mitchell (Dean Memminger), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (himself), Eriq La Salle (Diego), Forest Whitaker (Mr. Rucker) Similar moviesSouthpaw, Million Dollar Baby, Creed, Varsity Blues, The Boy Next Door, Real Steel
The Harlem playground legend (Don Cheadle) picks himself back up after drugs and despair ruin his 60s basketball career.
Rebound: The Legend of Earl The Goat Manigault is a 1996 HBO television film about Earl Manigault, an American street basketball legendary player famous under his nickname of "The Goat."
The film written by Alan Swyer and Larry Golin and directed by Eriq La Salle stars Don Cheadle in the title role of Manigault. Former professional basketball player Nigel Miguel provided basketball training to the cast, and worked with La Salle to coordinate and stage the basketball scenes.
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.
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