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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

PG  |   |  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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Though they had no scenes together in the film, Debbie Allen and Norman Nixon married 5 years later. 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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A sports tale of magic and belief
7 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in almost 2 decades. I saw it as a young adolescent growing up in Pennsylvania. Nonetheless its still one of my favorites. I can't tell ya why....its simply a story of magic and a boy who has smartz and more importantly a belief in others and all. I'll wait for the DVD to see it again....even if i have to wait a couple more decades.


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