The American Game

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The American Game
Directed by Jay Freund
David Wolf
Produced by Anthony Jones
Peter Powell
Robert Kenner
Starring Nathaniel Bellamy Jr.
Gil Ferschtman
Stretch Graham
Jules Irving
David Tawil
Brian Walker
Distributed by World Northal Corporation
Release date
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The American Game is a 1979 documentary film directed by Jay Freund and David Wolf contrasting the experiences of two high-school seniors, basketball players from remarkably different backgrounds.


Brian Walker is taken from his close-knit Indiana family, living in a small town. In contrast, Stretch Graham has practically no family support, and looks to his Brooklyn team and his warm-hearted coach for support. Both are actively being recruited by colleges.


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