After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his... more
Release DateU.S.Uncle Drew was released on
Friday, June 29, 2018 Nationwide Release
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Rating MPAANot Available
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After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew's old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.
official plot version from lionsgate.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on Kyrie Irving’s “Uncle Drew” Pepsi commercials.
- The original Pepsi Max ads showed Kyrie Irving playing 70-year-old Uncle Drew, who would show up to pick-up basketball games and dominate players half his age, and reminiscing about how the game used to be played (Variety, 6/21/17).
- Lil Howery will play a young man who loves basketball and seeks out Uncle Drew’s help (Variety, 6/21/17).
- Produced in association with PepsiCo’s Creators League Studios.