Long Shot; The Kevin Laue Story Image

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  • Summary: During the summer of 2006, I was deep into editing my first film, Walking On Dead Fish. We were working twelve-hour days, six days a week, when the owner of the editing facility and my executive producer, Stan Cassio, asked if I would coach his son's AAU team in a tournament that was coming up in Las Vegas. First off, let me say, I'm not a big Vegas guy, and I'm definitely not a big Vegas guy in the middle of 110-degree temperatures of mid-July. Secondly, I prefer to stay away from AAU Basketball as much as possible. Don't get me wrong, there are some great AAU coaches, but 90% of them are the reason I got out of college coaching in the first place, so there was no way I was accepting this offer. Unfortunately, Stan knew I'd been a NCAA Division One Coach and ran a NBA camp with Hall of Fame Center, Bill Walton. So, each day he'd ask again. And each day, I'd decline. Finally, two days before the tournament, still without a coach, my editor urged me to go. I think I was driving him crazy trying to figure out the second act and he needed some space, so the next thing you know, I'm in the mid-summer Vegas heat coaching a bunch of 17-year olds. (Dutchmen Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Daniel M. Gold
    Oct 26, 2012
    Mr. Laue is an intriguing subject, smart, affable and with a dry wit.
  2. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Oct 25, 2012
    The mellow Laue... makes a likable enough subject, if sometimes low-key to the point of dull. Watching other people watch him play, though, is definitely not.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 23, 2012
    Long Shot confirms that achieving one's goals is rarely possible without the staunch support of others.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Oct 24, 2012
    Despite the story's elements of suspense, loss and determination, though, the picture has a mundane, low-stakes vibe that fails to make the most of its inspirational content.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Oct 23, 2012
    Too bad this section of the movie is but a temporary reprieve from the obnoxious sentimentality.