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Fast Break (1979)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  2 March 1979 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Comedy | Sport

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2 March 1979 (USA)  »

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Go for It (Disco)
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Music composed by David Shire & James Di Pasquale
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Performed by Billy Preston & Syreeta
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4 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was ten years old or so and it still has one of the funniest scenes all-time in movie history. I still remember so much about this movie but you can't find it anywhere today. This needs to be released on DVD. There's a woman pretending to be a man so she can get a scholarship to play basketball. One of the guys on the team is attracted to her/him and starts to think he is gay. The funny scene has the team traveling in a station wagon across country when a cop gets on their tail. The coach discovers that one of the players is carrying a bag of pot and he suggests that they eat the pot to escape detection. " How much you got?" ONE POUND! SO funny you have to see it to believe it. Too bad its impossible to find.


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