OUT ON VIDEO

A weekly update of video releases. Dates in paratheses indicate a previous review in the Monitor.

ABOVE THE RIM

(R, New Line Home Video). Underneath the basketball play that punctuates this movie lies a story about the lures of inner-city gangs and a teenager's aspirations to attend college. Unfortunately, neither the basketball moves nor the storyline is very gripping, and the movie's vulgar language may be enough to turn some viewers away. What has appealed to audiences, though, is the movie's soundtrack, which produced several Top-40 hits. Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Marlon Wayans, and Leon star; directed by Jeff Pollack.

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