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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 ...
Setshot
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Himself
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Toby Millman
James Bond III ...
Tyrone Millman
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Harry the Trainer
Peter Isacksen ...
Driftwood
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George Brockington
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Wally Cantrell
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Mona Mondieu
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Marv Albert ...
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

Though they had no scenes together in the film, Debbie Allen and Norman Nixon married 5 years later. 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 Swimming with Sharks (1994) See more »

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Follow Every Dream
Music by Thom Bell, Lyrics by Casey James & Leroy M. Bell
Performed by William Hart
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Magical campy fun!
28 May 2000 | by (Motown, Philly) – See all my reviews

This film has a breezy magic all throughout it. It is one of my favorite films ever made. It is not to be taken seriously (a film with a psychadelic basketball floor can't be), but the wonderful Thom Bell score and great songs give the film a wonderful pace. The sequence where Dr. J is on the court playing one on one with himself is classic.


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