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Leon Isaac Kennedy,
Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White,
Thomas M. Pollard
In Bill Simmons' best-selling non-fiction tome "The Book of Basketball", he mentions that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (who plays himself) completely vanishes from the climatic game's 4th quarter without any explanation. Simmons wrote that he researched and found two explanations: the shooting schedule was so far behind that Kareem had to leave the set and wasn't able to return, OR Kareem found out that Julius "Dr. J" Erving was being paid more than him to appear in the film and angrily walked off the production. See more »
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 »
ABC edited 8 minutes from this film for its 1982 network television premiere. See more »
Not the greatest movie ever made and I love it. There is something easy, cheesy, and sweet about this mostly typical root-for-the-underdog story.
Watch the movie, with some friends if possible, and be willing and able to talk, laugh, eat, intake, and maybe dance along with it. perfect for a rainy weekend, college dorm, missed flight kinda day.
The Fish also makes for a good combo movie day with: carwash, caddyshack, badnews bears, and if you wanna see it like I did the first time, rent "Love at First Bite" and watch them back to back, now there's a freaky 70s time capsule.
I think this movie is fun and just a great exit into silliness with a simple heartwarming chunk of cheese. What also added to my enjoyment of the films is that I watched this movie first as a seven year old, in Brooklyn in the now non-existent Duffield theater, (or was it the Metropolitian, eh- they're both gone now anyway) and that the great Dr. J (who was Jordan, Kobe, and LeBron before such types existed) made his motion picture debut in it and was the closest thing to serious in the film. Which to me worked well because this flick needed a straight man and he was it.
I would say the film itself deserves credit for being a picture postcard of the late seventies, over blown with the not quite released 60s psychedelia that never really left through the 70s decade, and full of garish, tackiness, thats fun to watch and laugh at. Its a bonus if you are interested in the period or lived it and haven't seen how over the top Hollywood presented everything.
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