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The Other Dream Team (2012)



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Led by the unique skills of Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis, the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team helped their country break free from the shackles of Communism. After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the U.S.A.) at the '88 Seoul Olympics, Marciulionis and Sabonis were poster boys for the Soviet sports machine. Four year later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy, willing newly-independent Lithuania to the medal stand in Barcelona. The film documents the Lithuanians' experiences behind the Iron Curtain, where elite athletes were subjected to the vagaries of Communist rule. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Sports & Fitness
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Written By: Marius A. Markevicius, Jon Weinbach
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On DVD: Jan 14, 2013
Box Office: $0.1M
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Critic Reviews for The Other Dream Team

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (19)

You don't have to give a hoot about basketball to enjoy this movie. This is a movie about identifying with, admiring and responding to achievement in any form.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Detroit News
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It is a dream fulfilled.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
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Here's a twist on the plucky underdog sports movie. The Other Dream Team adds rock 'n' roll and eastern European history to the rah-rah mix.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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In an era when so much of the focus in sports is on the glam and the glitz, it's nice to be reminded that it can still be about heart and soul, too.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
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If you root for documentaries with heart, "The Other Dream Team" is a slam dunk.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Adding detailed historical context, the quirky feel-good story becomes a tragedy and a lesson. And that makes the victories resonate even more.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for The Other Dream Team

In 1988 the United States felt crushed that they lost the gold medal in the Seoul Olympic games to the Soviet Union men's basketball team. This documentary shows us why we shouldn't have felt so demoralized over that defeat as the Soviets used four Lithuanian players to win that coveted medal -- four Lithuanians who detested everything the USSR stood for. A mere four years later -- after the destruction of the Soviet Union -- the Lithuanians were able to compete under their own national flag and strive to become medal contenders for their own national glory.

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