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Fast Break (1979)

PG  |   |  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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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
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 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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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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16 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not great, not bad, this film from the disco era has not aged well but still contains some amusing moments. (Is it me, or does film and TV from the late 70s seems so much older and dated than from any other time period in the post-WWII era?)

But the thought that kept entering my head as I watched Gabe Kaplan smirk and wink-wink through his performance was that 10 years later, Billy Crystal could have done this movie is his sleep... and done it better.

6 out of 10 stars: perfect during a snooze on a lazy rainy afternoon...


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