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Quantum Hoops

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:November 2, 2007
Running time:85 minutes
Cast:Jordon Carlson, Dean Reich, Ben Sexson, Daniel Cullina, Yang Hai
Director:Rick Greenwald
Producer:Rick Greenwald
Writer:Rick Greenwald
Distributor:Green Forest Films

Description: While most sports films celebrate the quest for a championship, "Quantum Hoops" follows a team that is searching for a single win. The documentary chronicles the final week of the 2006 Caltech basketball season. The team is currently in the midst of a 21 year losing streak--over 240 consecutive conference losses. Caltech is annually considered one of the top five academic institutions in the world, yet its athletic department always takes a back seat to the achievements of its world-renowned faculty, Nobel Prize winners, and advancements in the world of science and technology. There are more valedictorians on the team than players with high school basketball experience. They are roundly mocked by opposing fans as "nerds playing basketball." However, this season would mark an amazing turnaround from just two years ago when the team would lose by an average margin of over 60 points per game. Against remarkable odds and adversity, the players' and coaches' dedication, discipline, heart, and yes, skill would make for one of the most exciting seasons in school history. The day of the final game, the school paper reported a proposal to eliminate all of the schools NCAA athletic teams. This game would give them one last shot at that elusive win and an entry into the history books of college athletics.

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