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The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend (1991)

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Biography of pro basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich, who died suddenly in 1988 at age 40 from a heart attack.

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Credited cast:
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Helen Maravich
Nick Benedict ...
Press Maravich
Adam Guier ...
Pete Maravich
Murrell Garland ...
Coach Pendleton
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Pete as adult
Buddy Petrie ...
Buddy Pendleton
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Carl Connfield
Wendy Leblanc ...
Sandy
John Richardson ...
Moose
Rodney Stone
Eddie Hailey
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Postman
Melinda Walsh ...
Rachel
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A story about the great basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich when he was in the eighth grade. He plays on the varsity basketball team at Daniel High School but has some very difficult obstacles standing in his way of playing. The only support he has is from his father, retired basketball pro Press Maravich. Written by Alan Holasek

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A package of Marlboro "Light" cigarettes is clearly visible in the pocket of young Pete's father. That product would not be introduced for years. See more »

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Pete as adult: Anything was possible.
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She Took Me To Paradise
Performed by Carl Shillo
Written by Carl Shillo and Brian MacDonald
Published by Uncle Josh's Song Emporium, Inc.
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21 May 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film won't impress you with special effects or big-name stars, but it's the type of film that you enjoy so much that you're saddened when it's over. Any basketball fan must view this inspirational homage to Pete Maravich, although non-fans will still appreciate the heart of this little film.


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