The Other Dream Team | 2012

Sports, Documentary
The Lithuanian National Basketball Team is followed from their bid for a medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona to their triumph as a newly free nation.

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Company

Basketball Future Foundation

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Berliner 76 Entertainment

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Synopsis

After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the United States) at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for their oppressor's sports machine. Four years later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy, helping their country break free from the shackles of Communism, and willing newly independent Lithuania to the medal stand at the Barcelona Olympics. "The Other Dream Team" documents the Lithuanians' experiences behind the Iron Curtain for 50 years, where elite athletes were subjected to brutalities of Communist rule. As they hid from KGB agents and feared for their lives, Lithuania's basketball stars always shared a common goal - to utilize their athletic gifts to help free their country.

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