The Other Dream Team (2012)

Not Rated   |    |  Documentary, Sport


The Other Dream Team (2012) Poster

The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.


8.4/10
3,343

Videos


Photos

  • The Other Dream Team (2012)
  • The Other Dream Team (2012)
  • The Other Dream Team (2012)
  • The Other Dream Team (2012)
  • Marius A. Markevicius in The Other Dream Team (2012)
  • The Other Dream Team (2012)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


30 January 2013 | MartinHafer
8
| Afte you watch this, try watching "The Singing Revolution".
"The Other Dream Team" is about Lithuanian basketball from the mid-1980s to today--with a particular emphasis on how this all relates to Lithuanian independence from the old Soviet Union. It seems that this tiny nation was the backbone of the 1988 gold medal basketball team. But what would happen when the USSR fell apart? And, how would this new team help to unify the nation? The film consists of tons of interviews, film clips and photos. Together they tell an inspiring story.

In many ways, this is highly reminiscent of another film---one about Lithuania's neighbor, Latvia. In "The Singing Revolution", it talks about this same time period--when these people in a tiny nation stood firm against their Soviet overlords. However, instead of basketball unifying the country, it was their heritage of music. Both are simply terrific films--the sort of well-crafted documentaries that leave you choked up. Great films about freedom and the human spirit.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews


More Like This

Arvydas Sabonis 11

Arvydas Sabonis 11

The Dream Team

The Dream Team

More Than a Game

More Than a Game

Ashes in the Snow

Ashes in the Snow

Valstybes paslaptis

Valstybes paslaptis

Forest of the Gods

Forest of the Gods

Miracle

Miracle

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

30 for 30

30 for 30

McCullin

McCullin

The Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

Summer Survivors

Summer Survivors

Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Documentary | Sport

"Mindhunter" Tops This Week’s TV Picks

A cultish pyramid scheme and a twisted series of murders hit the small screen along with a powerful new documentary about our attachment to even smaller screens.

Watch our video

Featured on IMDb

See what IMDb editors are watching this month, and visit our guides to what's on TV and streaming, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com