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Fast Break (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Sport | October 1983 (Japan)
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
John Chappell ...
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 team 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. See more »

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October 1983 (Japan)  »

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Canasta de sueños  »

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With You I'm Born Again
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Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Performed by Billy Preston & Syreeta
Produced by James Di Pasquale & David Shire
Courtesy of Motown Records
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17 March 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

It uses the old plot about a down and out coach whipping into shape a sports team filled with losers. And of course, there's the big game at the end, with a nail biting climax. Yet it works.

Why does this movie work? Because of many reasons. It's obvious the filmmakers took care to try to remove as many cliches as possible, and make it less predictable. More focus is on the characters instead of the old plot. The characters are more believable, and evolve through the course of the movie - they're likable. The "big game" is exciting, even though we know what will happen. Plus, there are a lot of big laughs in this movie.


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