Tagline: Play by your own rules.
A naturally talented basketball player, Noah Cruise is determined to become a doctor using his basketball scholarship to UCLA pre-med, rather than succumb to the lure of former sports agent Vaughn and go for the NBA. His best friend, the buddy that took the fall for him and did the time for an assault charge.
Tech, also an outstanding basketball player, has less lofty ambitions: he wants to get his GED and win an underground street ball game against his arrogant rival, Jewelz. Their lives change drastically when they both fall in love with two local girls, Vanessa Lilly and Eboni Jackson, and take fateful trip out to L.A. together.
The clock strikes midnight, the ball hits the floor, the word has spread and the converted rail station is alive with basketball. They don’t play for a school and they don’t cheer for a pro team. They play for the street and it’s underground… way underground.
“Crossover” is a gripping urban drama set against the thrilling world of streetball. The story follows two young hopefuls, Tech (Anthony Mackie) and Cruise (Wesley Jonathan), who must bring every move they have to the floor to unseat the reigning champions from the throne they have held for far too long. There are no rules. Only the respect that comes with winning.
Directed by: Preston Whitemore
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Welsey Jonathan, Wayne Brady, Kristen Wilson, Eva Pigford, Little JJ, Allen Payne, Alecia Jai Fears, Philip Champion, William L. Johnson, Linda Boston
Screenplay by: Preston Whitemore
Production Design by: Dawn Snyder
Cinematography by: Christian Sebaldt
Film Editing by: Stuart Acher, Anthony Adler
Costume Design by: Okera Banks
Set Decoration by: Linda Cooper
Music by: Matthias Weber
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and some language.
Studio: TriStar Pictures
Release Date: September 1, 2006