|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Air Up There|
|A former college basketball star, an injury having forced him to be an assistant coach, loses a top recuit to his pride and attitude. He tries to redeem himself by recruiting an African prince from a small village in Kenya. He learns about people and gets over his attitude problems as he spends time in the village and becomes part of the tribe.
--Zorikh Lequidre, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of The Air Up There|
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Time/era of movie:
- fights between haves and have-nots
Inner struggle or disability
Kind of sports story:
Story of girl(s) doing boy sport?
- family young v. old guard
- visiting a different culture
Culture of surrounding area:
- African Black
Brain/Body not working?
- physical disability
- White American
Kind of Africa:
- Black Africa
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- sports arena
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- Occasional swearing
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