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Playin' for Love (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 16 January 2015 (USA)
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A high school basketball coach tries to turn his team around.

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Robert Townsend, Elijah Nathaniel Wells (co-director)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Esai Morales ... Principle Jose Marti
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Talisa McCoy
Jenifer Lewis ... Alize Gates
Robert Townsend ... Coach Banks
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Coach Preston Reid (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs)
Skye Townsend ... Maya Hardaway
Melyssa Ford ... Bella
Elika Crespo ... Shannon
Kevin A. Walton ... Cooty Sr.
Steve White ... Reesie
Kaleina Cordova ... Marie head cheerleader
Bobby McGee ... Milton Dudley
Michael Jacques ... Riley Shaw
Daniel Yorel Cooper Daniel Yorel Cooper ... Justice McCoy
Paris McKinney Paris McKinney ... Destiny McCoy
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A high school basketball coach tries to turn his team around.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Townsend Entertainment See more »
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