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Music gives Adam Sandler’s Philly basketball movie ‘Hustle’ its flow

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Hustle” is a basketball movie, and a Philly movie — but it’s also a music movie. The film, directed by South Philly native Jeremiah Zagar, stars Adam Sandler as a globe trotting scout for the Philadelphia 76ers and and Juancho Hernangomez as the Spanish streetball player he hopes will become an NBA superstar. (It’s also a buddy movie.) In “Hustle” — which starts streaming on Netflix June 8 — the story of Sandler’s Stanley Sugerman and Hernangomez’ Bo Cruz is told with a two-pronged musical approach. It has a score by Dan Deacon, the Baltimore electronic musician known for high-energy crowd pa…

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