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Bad As I Wanna Be: The Dennis Rodman Story (1998)
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Bad As I Wanna Be: The Dennis Rodman Story (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of Chicago Bulls' basketball star Dennis Rodman, who is well known for his off-court and on-court shenanigans takes great effort to paint the calm, decent side of the athlete despite the film title. Dennis is shown to be pushed by his momma to play pro ball and to go to college where he would get the opportunity. Shipped to Oklahoma where he faces racism, he is taken in by a white family and coached by Lonn Reisman. The movie finally tracks Rodman into his wild, multi-haired current lifestyle. Written by John Sacksteder
Plot: basketball, drugs, basketball player, interracial relations, weirdo, sport

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Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Drama, Sport
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Duration: 75 min.
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Duration: 133 min.
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Duration: 120 min.
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Duration: 136 min.
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Country: USA
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