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Fast Break (1979)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  October 1983 (Japan)
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David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good... See full summary »

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David Greene (as Gabriel Kaplan)
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D.C.
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Tommy 'Preacher' White
Bernard King ...
Hustler
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Bull
Mavis Washington ...
Swish
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Bo Winnegar
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Jan
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Mom
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Alton Gutkas
Rhonda Bates ...
Enid Gutkas
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Ms. Tidwell
Marty Zagon ...
Henry
Richard Brestoff ...
Howard
Doria Cook-Nelson ...
Snooty Girl (as Doria Cook)
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David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. Preacher, who's being sought by some nefarious characters. And D.C., who's a fugitive. And along with some of the students at the college, he turns them into a contender. In order to give the tam the respect they deserve and some exposure, Greene schemes to try and get the number 1 team led by Bo Winnegar, to play them. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Gabe Kaplan's having a ball! - His dream team's got a preacher, a jailbird, a pool shark, a muscleman. And the best guy on the team is a girl.

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October 1983 (Japan)  »

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Canasta de sueños  »

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Go for It
(Theme Song from Fast Break (1979))
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Vocals Billy Preston and Syreeta
Keyboard Billy Preston
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Kaplan at his zenith in perfect video movie
8 June 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is the perfect role for Gabe Kaplan and he makes the most of it as a wise-guy citified coach coming to an Oral-Roberts-like white-bread evangelical university to bring a winning basketball coach. Every body has a lot of fun all around and things move rather quickly. Bernard King has astonishingly good coming timing and acts well too.


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