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The Other Dream Team

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Marius Markevicius

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About the Movie

After leading the USSR to a men's basketball gold medal (and victory over the U.S.A.) at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Šarūnas Marčiulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for the Soviet 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 32
  • Fresh: 28
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Augmented by a trove of archival footage reaching back to the 1930s, Jesse Feldman's buoyant cinematography merges political history and sports mania into a triumphant timeline. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Sep 27, 2012

Fresh: An uplifting docu from longtime producer and first-time director Marius Markevicius about the nation's unique love affair with basketball. – Robert Koehler, Variety, Feb 6, 2012

Fresh: A sports film to remember. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Sep 27, 2012

Fresh: Triumph on the basketball court catalyzes national identity for Lithuania in this historical/magical masterwork. – Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter, Feb 6, 2012

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Customer Reviews

From VG to BAD

I don't know what you are talking about by saying "cheeziest" but if you think that it is cheezy you really don't understand the meaning of this movie!!!
I guess you have to be born and live those moments there to understand this documentary.
Great film! Would recommend to everyone who appreciate the game of basketball and what it means to a small nation like Lithuania till this day.

The Other Dream Team

An excellent documentary film about Lithuania's struggle to gain independence and freedom throught the sport of basketball.

Loved it!

We really enjoyed watching "The Other Dream Team". Recommended for someone who experienced it first-hand, and anyone who may want some insight into what ties Lithuania, basketball and one nation's strive for freedom!