GenreFantasy ScreenplayMark Saltzman CountryUnited States
Release dateFebruary 10, 2002 (2002-02-10) (United States) WriterJeffrey Rubin (story), Mark Saltzman (teleplay) CastVanessa Bell Calloway (Berniece), Dempsey Pappion (Reggie), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Uncle Joe (as Ruben Santiago Hudson)), Scott Thompson (Aldo), Philip Akin (Mr. Seabrooke), K. C. Collins (Roscoe (as Chris Collins)) Similar moviesOne on One (1977), Believe in Me (2005), Blue Chips (1994), Passing Glory (1999), Home of the Giants (2007)
The red sneakers 2002 movie trailer
The Red Sneakers is a 2002 American made for fantasy television film produced and directed by Gregory Hines. The drama features Vanessa Bell Calloway, Dempsey Pappion, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
This coming-of-age story features a mediocre high school basketball player (Dempsey Pappion) who is given a pair of magical basketball shoes by a stranger (Gregory Hines). He quickly becomes a superstar shooter on his team. He is recruited by college basketball scouts and plans his future in college basketball, as he neglects potential academic scholarship possibilities.
Vanessa Bell Calloway as Berniece
Dempsey Pappion as Reggie
Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Uncle Joe
Scott Thompson as Aldo
Philip Akin as Mr. Seabrooke
K. C. Collins as Roscoe
Kendra FitzRandolph as Courtney
Cabral Richards as Khalil
Vincent D'Onofrio as Mercado
Gregory Hines as Zeke
Sarah Barrable-Tishauer as Larosa
Jordan Walker as Noah Greggory
Drew Nelson as Jacob
Neil Crone as Coach Blake
Reuben Thompson as Alvin Duke
Jake Goldsbie as Boy
The film premiered on Showtime Networks on February 10, 2002.
Sara Long, with the faith based and family oriented Dove Foundation gave the film a positive review, writing, "The Red Sneakers is an enjoyable movie based around inner desires, and what one knows is right as far as actions go ... Then the movie turns around to focus on the inner battle over how to behave against what one wants, and what one should do. Though this movie does have several instances of profanity, it is nothing too severe. Because the overall content is well-displayed, the film is approved for ages 12 and up.
Emmy Award - Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special - Gregory Hines - 2003
Emmy Award - Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special - Gregory Hines - 2003
Writers Guild of America - WGA Award (Television) - Children's Script - Mark Saltzman (teleplay) and Jeffrey Rubin (story)
Young Artist Awards - Best Family Television Movie - Leading Young Actor - Jake Goldsbie - 2003
Chicago International Children's Film Festival - 2002