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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  2 July 1981 (Colombia)
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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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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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Flip Wilson's final film performance. See more »

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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 »

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Pure Velveeta
21 October 1998 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie for its wonderfully tacky 1970's filmmaking style. I swear when I first saw it on cable I thought it was Spike Lee's He Got Game doing some kind of parody of that style. It's a keeper!


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