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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
16-Apr-1947   NBA records for most minutes, most points
Marv Albert
Sports Figure
12-Jun-1941   Yessssssss!
Debbie Allen
16-Jan-1950   All About You
Margaret Avery
20-Jan-1944   The Color Purple
Don Chaney
22-Mar-1946   Head Coach, New York Knicks, 2001-04
Stockard Channing
13-Feb-1944   The First Lady on The West Wing
Julius Erving
22-Feb-1950   Forward, Philadelphia 76ers
Chick Hearn
Sports Journalist
27-Nov-1916 5-Aug-2002 Legendary basketball announcer
Bob Lanier
10-Sep-1948   NBA Hall-of-Famer
Meadowlark Lemon
25-Apr-1932 27-Dec-2015 Harlem Globetrotter
Branscombe Richmond
8-Aug-1955   Bobby Sixkiller on Renegade
Harry Shearer
23-Dec-1943   Almost half the voices on The Simpsons
Jerry Tarkanian
8-Aug-1930 11-Feb-2015 Longtime UNLV basketball coach
M. Emmet Walsh
22-Mar-1935   Grizzled character actor
Flip Wilson
8-Dec-1933 25-Nov-1998 The Flip Wilson Show
Jonathan Winters
11-Nov-1925 11-Apr-2013 Mearth, son of Mork


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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