The Other Dream Team 2012 UNRATED CC

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The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule before becoming symbols of Lithuania's independence movement

Starring:
Sarunas Marciulionis, Arvydas Sabonis
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

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The Other Dream Team

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Product Details

Genres Sports, Documentary
Director Marius A. Markevicius
Starring Sarunas Marciulionis, Arvydas Sabonis
Supporting actors Dan Majerle, Mickey Hart, Tommy Sheppard, Chris Mullin, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Arvydas Sabonis, Jonas Valanciunas, Mitch Richmond, David Remnick, David Stern, Sarunas Marciulionis, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Donnie Nelson, Alexander Wolff, Fran Fraschilla, Charles Smith, Vytautas Landsbergis, Vladas Garastas
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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It's really good documentary, true history.
Matilda G Allen
This is a very well made documentary, and tells a very important and real story of a small nation and their fight for independence.
mandi j marquardt
This is the best documentary I've seen in a long time.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Reading Rocks on November 15, 2012
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Although I will only receive this DVD when it is released in Jan. 2013, I did see this on the big screen. This documentary is a fascinating look at the Lithuanian basketball team that won the Bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. It provides the back-story to how these athletes worked hard and ultimately, were on the medal stand in Barcelona. When Lithuania was under Soviet occupation, these same guys played on the "USSR" basketball squad. These guys tell the real story of what it took for them to succeed and the trials-and-tribulations they had to go through. Seems that Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead came in at the last second to fund them on their successful quest. The documentary moves between the players giving their story and American basketball players and announcers providing their input. If you love basketball and love a story about underdogs who struggle and get to the top, this documentary is for you. It does offer a primer on the process of how Lithuania gained their independence back in the 1990's which does add to the story of what these guys had to struggle through. It's a good lesson for young people (teens and older) about striving for your goal amidst the turmoil surrounding you. I wouldn't recommend this for younger kids since it does have some scenes of real violence when showing the occupation of Vilnius TV tower by the Soviets back in the 1990's.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 30, 2013
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I was recently browsing the documentary film section at my local library and fell upon this. Didn't really know much about it but I was intrigued and so I decided to pick it up. So glad I did!

"The Other Dream Team" (2012 release; 90 min.) brings the story of how Lithuania, wiht its rich basketball tradition, was annexed by the USSR in 1940. The documentary starts with the basketball victory of the USSR over Team USA in the 1988 Olypmics in Seoul. As it turns out, 4 out of the 5 starters on that USSR team are actually from Lithuania. We then get to know those 4 players, told by present-day interviews of those players. As the documentary unfolds, we see how Lithuania coped during the decades of Russian occupation, and how in 1991 they won their independance, leading to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, where, yes, the US brought its Dream Team (Jordan/Magic Johnson/Bird, etc.), but there was much more at stake for Lithuania. To tell you more would ruin your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Several comments: first and foremost, kudos to writer-director Marius Markevièius for the clearly painstakingly background work in finding archive footage and interviews with all of the principals, decades after the facts. It really pays off nicely. Second, this is NOT just a sports documentary, as one could expect from the title and premise of this movie. This is as much, if not more so, a political movie about a proud nation that was brutally occupied and repressed for decades. Third, the Grateful Dead played a huge role in "financing" the 1992 Olympic Lithuanian basketball team and the documentary features plenty of Dead music. As I watched this, I was moved to tears on more than one occasion. Bottom line: this is a riveting and moving documentary. "The Other Dream Team" is HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By L on November 4, 2012
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This is a film about Lithuania and their 1992 Olympic basketball team.

It is a wonderful documentary! My 11 year old daughter went with me and she loved it as well (and she doesn't even play basketball.) This well depicts the struggle and triumph of a united nation, even when they weren't considered a nation by the rest of the world.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Al Algirdas Zdanys on March 20, 2013
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An outstanding emotional movie... it will touch the hearts of those who watch it... it should be a part of History classes in school systems...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lina Aksena on April 9, 2013
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Great movie. Inspirational, educational, but also entertaining and easy to watch. My 14 year old, who is a big Lithuanian basketball fan, and aspiring athlete himself, found this movie very moving and inspiring.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mandi j marquardt on March 12, 2013
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Sometimes sports can mean so much more than just a game, just winning or losing a competition. The impact that the game of basketball has had on the country of Lithuania, and as an expression for their desire for independence is awe inspiring. This is a very well made documentary, and tells a very important and real story of a small nation and their fight for independence.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lithuanian Up North on March 2, 2013
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This movie quickly takes you through the difficult and oppressive history of Lithuania from WWII to present day, with the highlight being the 1992 Summer Olympics where they beat the USSR national basketball team. A must see for history, sports and the will of an underdog to persevere and prevail. Great engaging flick for all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joel Lesinski on February 12, 2013
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Excellent film. A great story surrounded by a troubled, often misunderstood history of Lithuania and its place in Eastern Europe. This film does an excellent job explaining where Lithuania was prior to Soviet Occupation and how far the nations has come since the days they struggled to be autonomous when the Soviet Union fell. It is all told with the story of these young men who's lives and families were negatively impacted by the Soviet Occupation and how they turned to basketball of all things to help cope with the struggles of life under Soviet rule.
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