Full-Court Miracle

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Full-Court Miracle (Disney Channel Original Movie)

“Full-Court Miracle” is a Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered in 2003. Directed by Stuart Gillard, the film combines sports, drama, and heartwarming moments to tell an inspiring story of friendship and perseverance.

The movie follows the journey of Alex Schlotsky, portrayed by Alex D. Linz, a young Jewish basketball enthusiast who faces several challenges both on and off the court. Alex’s team is struggling to win games, and he becomes discouraged and doubtful about their chances of success.

Amidst this, Alex meets Lamont Carr, portrayed by Richard T. Jones, a former college basketball star turned security guard at his school. Lamont takes an interest in Alex and agrees to coach his team. With Lamont’s guidance and leadership, the team begins to improve their skills and gain confidence.

As the story unfolds, Alex’s teammates learn about Lamont’s background and discover that he is a former basketball star who faced hardships and setbacks of his own. They realize that Lamont’s life experiences and guidance extend far beyond the basketball court.

However, the team faces a major obstacle when the championship game coincides with the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, and several of the players, including Alex, are torn between their religious traditions and their passion for basketball. They must find a way to reconcile their faith and commitment to the game.

“Full-Court Miracle” explores themes of friendship, teamwork, cultural identity, and the power of perseverance. The film also showcases the importance of embracing diversity and overcoming differences to achieve common goals.

The heartwarming narrative and inspiring performances make “Full-Court Miracle” a beloved Disney Channel movie for audiences of all ages. The movie is well-regarded for its positive messages and remains a memorable addition to Disney’s collection of sports-themed family films.

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  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Movie Platform: Disney Channel Original Movie
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  • Alex D. Linz: Alex “Schlots” Schlotsky
  • Richard T. Jones: Lamont Carr
  • R.H. Thomson: Rabbi Lewis
  • Sean Marquette: Ben “Big Ben” Swartz
  • Erik Knudsen: T.J. Murphy
  • David Sazant: “Joker” Levy
  • Sheila McCarthy: Mrs. Klein
  • Linda Kash: Cynthia Schlotsky
  • Jason Blicker: Marshall Schlotsky
  • Cassie Steele: Julie
  • Jack Manchester: Tyler
  • Ron Gabriel: Coach Simowitz
  • Stan Coles: Larry
  • Sean Loucks: Bob, The Referee
  • Gina Kash: Sarah Lewis
  • Dan Willmott: Tow Truck Driver
  • Elle Downes: Charmaine
  • Jerome Williams: Himself


  • Director: Joel Silverman
  • Producer: Jacqueline George

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I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.