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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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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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Melinda Walsh ...
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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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Sandy: Watching you makes me want to dream.
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Never Say Goodbye
Written by John Gregory and Rick Holton
Performed by Mirage
Produced by Rick Jarrard
Published by Uncle Josh's Song Emporium, Inc.
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An inspirational movie
23 January 2000 | by (Clinton, Indiana) – See all my reviews

The movie, Pistol: The Birth of a Legend, is an excellent movie. It isn't the #1 hit at the box office type, nor does it have expensive great special effects, like many of the movies of today have. It is simply a story of Pete Maravich, a young boy who's whole life is about basketball. He is inspired by his father who seems to be the only one with faith in him. I am a basketball player and ever since I was a young child going to basketball camp our coach would play this movie every year. It motivates us. To this day we love it when Coach says we are going to watch it. We know every line and appreciate the movie. It is a great motivational movie, I definitely recommend it!


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