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The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (1977)

Just before a championship basketball tournament, a teenage athlete learns that he has leukemia.

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Morris Bird III
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Morris Bird, Jr.
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Julie Sutton
Tamu Blackwell ...
Sandra Bird (as Tamu)
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Miss Goldfarb
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Hoover Sissle
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Samuelson
William Traylor ...
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Darrell Zwerling ...
Dr. Brimson
Sam Laws ...
Horton
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Bonner
S. Pearl Sharp ...
Aunt Edythe (as Saundra Sharp)
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Just before a championship basketball tournament, a teenage athlete learns that he has leukemia.

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Jimmie Walker As You've Never Seen Him Before! A Hot-Shot High School Basketball Star With So Much to Live For and So Little Time Left. See more »

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26 October 1977 (USA)  »

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A very poignant, interesting story
5 June 2000 | by (san diego, california) – See all my reviews

A story that I found interesting and comedian Jimmie Walker's only dramatic performance ever is a true classic worth watching!! Additional cast members multi-talented Debbie Allen, Tamu, Kevin Hooks and the man himself James Earl Jones helped make this movie memorable.


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