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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (21-Nov-1979)

Director: Gilbert Moses

Writers: David Dashev; Jaison Starkes; Edmond Stevens; Gary Stromberg

Music: Thom Bell

Producers: David Dashev; Gary Stromberg

Keywords: Sports Comedy, Basketball, Astrology, Spoof

The entire Pittsburgh Pythons team, the worst in all basketball, quits with the exception of Moses Guthrie, played by Julius Erving. Towel boy convinces the manager that astrologically, everyone on the team should be a Pisces. Open tryouts are held; you can guess the rest. Big afros, disco/R&B soundtrack.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Basketball
16-Apr-1947   NBA records for most minutes, most points
Marv Albert
Sports Figure
12-Jun-1941   Yessssssss!
Debbie Allen
Dancer
16-Jan-1950   All About You
Margaret Avery
Actor
20-Jan-1944   The Color Purple
Don Chaney
Basketball
22-Mar-1946   Head Coach, New York Knicks, 2001-04
Stockard Channing
Actor
13-Feb-1944   The First Lady on The West Wing
Julius Erving
Basketball
22-Feb-1950   Forward, Philadelphia 76ers
Chick Hearn
Sports Journalist
27-Nov-1916 5-Aug-2002 Legendary basketball announcer
Bob Lanier
Basketball
10-Sep-1948   NBA Hall-of-Famer
Meadowlark Lemon
Basketball
25-Apr-1932   Harlem Globetrotter
Branscombe Richmond
Actor
8-Aug-1955   Bobby Sixkiller on Renegade
Harry Shearer
Comic
23-Dec-1943   Almost half the voices on The Simpsons
Jerry Tarkanian
Basketball
8-Aug-1930   Longtime UNLV basketball coach
M. Emmet Walsh
Actor
22-Mar-1935   Grizzled character actor
Flip Wilson
Comic
8-Dec-1933 25-Nov-1998 The Flip Wilson Show
Jonathan Winters
Comic
11-Nov-1925 11-Apr-2013 Mearth, son of Mork

REVIEWS

Review by anonymous (posted on 10-May-2006)

I am looking for this film on DVD, I've searched and searched and have not been able to come across it. This movie was so funny as a young girl, my best friend and I would love when it came on TV (pre VCR times for us) and we would memorize all the lines in the movie and continuosly imitate the lady shouting "Bullet, Bullet, Bullet". It would be interesting to see this films after almost 30 years.


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