The Red Sneakers

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The Red Sneakers ★★½ 2001

Reggie Reynolds (Pappion) is a highschool math whiz who figures he'll get more respect as a basketball star. He meets junkman Zeke (Hines), who gives Reggie a pair of worn red high-tops that he insists were worn by a legendary Harlem hoopster. When Reggie puts the shoes on, he suddenly seems to have inherited all the skill of their former owner and is suddenly drawing lots of attention as a star player. But there's a price to be paid. 109m/C VHS, DVD . Gregory Hines, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Dempsey Pappion, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Philip Akin; D: Gregory Hines; W: Mark Saltzman; C: John Berrie; M: Stanley Clarke. CABLE