ESPN Films - The Fab Five
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The movie takes you on a brief stint of when these 5 guys came out of high school, up until the ends of their careers at UofM. I won't get into too much detail about this movie, cause it is a must see... but if you dont know who the Fab 5 is, or you are a fan of basketball you need to see this movie!!! It is 100% authentic, and holds nothing back. From the fun to the racism to the heart-ache this team experienced over 2 years it is just amazing and non-stop.
You also get to see good close up conversations and opinions of Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, Jimmy King, and 3 others players (along with coaches) off of the 1992 and 1993 teams. I was a bit disappointed not to see Chris Webber at all in this movie...but if you know the story, I see why he doesn't show his face. Just so much good came from this team from flare to fashion......and they were actually a lot better than people give them credit for! I would have also liked to seen a cast of opposing college coaches and players, that played against this team make an appearance, but the Fab 5 was hated and by many is still hated, I'm sure!
This movie is very exciting, deep, and a bit emotional for anyone who can relate to what these guys experienced within their careers. If you like the book "THE FAB FIVE" by Mitch Albom.....this movie is a good visual summary of that!!!Read more ›
Indeed, he did. Not only did Rose produce this film, he also has large chunks of screen time recalling the events. Anyone who's seen him on ESPN knows what a revelation he is as a commentator. He's not Sir Charles (is anyone?), but he's got his own unique style that can't be taught. It's that personality that bursts through again in "The Fab 5." The other guys - Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, and Jimmy King - provide their insights, too. It's easy to see why the country fell hard for The Fab 5: these are very likable guys.
What's missing, of course, is Chris Webber. That's a shame. He should have participated. I'm sure he was concerned about how he would be portrayed for his role in the Ed Martin scandal (he was convicted of criminal contempt for lying about his relationship with Martin). In those situations, my feeling is you're better participating and telling your story, rather than letting someone else tell the story for you.
And tell it, Rose does. He offers a spirited, emotional defense of Martin, noting "Big Ed's" well-known generosity towards high school stars. In that context, he expresses his disgust at Webber's disavowals. It's the film's most powerful passage...and the most relevatory one in terms of the relationship between the two. Don't expect them as co-hosts any time soon.Read more ›
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Great documentary. Wish Chris Webber would have participated.Published 4 months ago by Jeffrey Willet
If u love opening where and how the players got started n came from, this helps a lot.Published 14 months ago by Valerie