Amateur

Synopsis: A young basketball future star struggles with his personal life in pursuit of his dream.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Ryan Koo
Production: Netflix
 
IMDB:
5.9
TV-MA
Year:
2018
96 min
65 Views

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[upbeat music playing]

[woman] Come this way, Terron.

[man] Come on, T. Quick, quick.

[boy 1] Oh!

[laughs]

- [crowd cheering]

- [boy 1] Let's go, T.

Splash!

Whoo!

[girl 1] Give it back.

You're gonna drop it.

Why are you watching my video anyway?

Watch this.

Oh, yeah, layup.

Right? Stoned.

- [girl 2] Is that game?

- No. Ten to two.

- One more and we beat them.

- Come on. I wanna keep playing.

[boy 1] Win already.

All right, whatever.

Let me see that back.

Whoop. [chuckles]

[girl 1] Come on, Terron.

End the game, already. Oh, my God.

[school bell ringing]

[Terron] Oh, come on.

Damn.

[Doug] So, picking up from last class,

we're still dealing with probabilities.

But today we're gonna apply them

to your lives.

The chances of doing something.

The odds, the likelihood.

Who's got something?

- Anyone?

- [boy 1] What draft pick

- will Terron be in the NBA?

- [Doug] That's a good one.

Let's look it up.

We can do that as probabilities

and express them as percentages.

Odds of getting into the NBA.

We have 500,000 high school players.

A hundred and fifty thousand are seniors.

We have 18,000 college players.

Four thousand of whom are on scholarship.

Sixty NBA draft picks.

Thirty in the first round.

Fourteen lottery picks.

[Terron] See how I stepped back?

I was like...

[boy 1] Looks like a reverse layup

on Marcus. Man.

[Terron] And one.

- All right, bro.

- I'm heading out. See you.

[Terron] All right, bro. See you.

[sighs]

Yo, Pops. Where you at?

Ma, you're probably teaching

right now, but I'm at school.

Dad still hasn't come get me yet.

My phone is about to die, so...

you guys hurry up.

[horn honks]

Baby.

What, are you gonna walk the whole way?

- [Terron] What else was I supposed to do?

- [sighs]

I'm sorry. We tried to call you,

but we couldn't reach you.

Yeah, my phone died.

- Did his phone die, too?

- Well, he couldn't find it.

Today is not one of his good days.

I've gotta get my pills. Hold up.

Oh, Vince. I gotta get to class.

[sighs] They're gonna be done

with their tests by now.

Speaking of tests...

They ain't posted them yet.

It went that badly, huh?

How do you expect me to be great if you

kick me off the team for one bad grade?

Why can't you just let me

give it all I got?

Wait.

When I'm done teaching, why am I

dropping the car off at your dad's work?

So he can drive it back when he

finishes his shift. His double-shift.

And why does he have to do that?

I don't know. Because he got

hit in the head too many times?

- Stop. I'm serious. Why?

- I'm serious, too. It's the truth.

He's doing it because he

"gave it all he got."

I'm not gonna end up like him.

I don't even play the same sport he does.

Did.

- "Riverside" on three. One, two, three.

- [all] Riverside.

[crowd cheering]

T, let's go.

Y'all get some popcorn.

There's about to be a show up in here.

You have to put somebody else

on him, coach.

Dude's in, like, the 9th grade, man.

Come on. Let's go. Get up.

Come on. Go, go, go. Keep going. Hit him.

Eighth grade.

- Let's go.

- Here. Right here. Force him left.

Force him left.

Lock him down.

Finish the game strong.

Make the right play. Let's go.

Let's go, boy. Let's go.

Come on. Hold it for the last shot.

Hold it for the last shot.

Okay, T. You got 12, 11, ten, nine...

Hold it. Hold it.

Now, go. Five. Four...

Finish that shit yourself.

Take the f*cking shot. Goddamn it.

- [Doug] You made the right play, Terron.

- Thanks, coach.

Forget about the L, baby.

Look at this. We bigtime.

Fifty thousand views, huh?

Give it up.

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