Assistant basketball Jimmy Dolan's made a terrible mistake: he bungled his recruitment of a star player. Now the head coaching job's open, and Jimmy wants it badly. But he has only two weeks to make up for his failure by finding a new basketball whiz for his team. Then he spots the incredible Saleh shooting some baskets in a film about an African tribe. Jimmy thinks he's got it made... but nothing is as simple as it seems, and Jimmy has to pay his dues before his dream can come true.
"...THE AIR UP THERE is fast and exciting..."
Sight and Sound - Louise Gray (07/01/1994)
"...Bacon does a solid job....Maina and others exhibit real charm as the tribesmen..."
Variety - Brian Lowry (01/10/1994)