Two ordinary inner-city kids dare to dream the impossible--Professional Basketball Glory--in this epic chronicle of hope and perseverance. Filmed over a five-year period, Hoop Dreams follows young Arthur Agee and William Gates as they navigate the complex, competitive world of scholastic athletics while striving to overcome the intense pressures of family life and the realities of their Chicago streets. The Criterion Collection is proud to present this landmark documentary about two remarkable families who challenge the American dream.