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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.

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Moses Guthrie
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H.S. / Harvey Tilson
Meadowlark Lemon ...
Rev. Grady Jackson
Jack Kehoe ...
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Himself
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Toby Millman
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Tyrone Millman
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Harry the Trainer
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Driftwood
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George Brockington
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Wally Cantrell
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Mona Mondieu
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Himself (as Marvin Albert)
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Ola (as Debra Allen)
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The Pitsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologicly compatable players, they can become winners Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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2 July 1981 (Colombia)  »

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Basket Music  »

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Trivia

Chevy Chase was attached to the project at one point but left before filming started. See more »

Goofs

The score before the timeout of the last game was Los Angeles 101, Pittsburgh 91, but when the game resumed, the Pisces made well over ten field goals. Their victory should have been by a double-digit margin. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.23 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Magic Mona
Music by Thom Bell, Lyrics by Jack Robinson
Performed by Phyllis Hyman
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I was a teen-age extra!
22 February 2000 | by (Newport News, VA) – See all my reviews

I was actually an extra in this movie, one of the worst sports movies ever made. I only did one day's worth of work and it was one of the most boring things I've ever experienced. I'm in the scene where someone supposedly puts helium in the basketballs and they float to the top of the Civic Arena. A crane (out of camera range) had thin wires attached to the balls. The director took about 10 takes of the scene. I thought I would lose my mind, trying to act surprised every time the balls "floated." When I saw the film I was shocked at how little screen time the shot got, but not as shocked at how bad the whole movie was. With a cast as good as it has you'd think they could save it, but the script was so bad even the great Stockard Channing couldn't help!


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