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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Sport | 4 March 1981 (Sweden)
The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.

Director:

Gilbert Moses

Writers:

David Dashev (story), Jaison Starkes | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius Erving ... Moses Guthrie
Jonathan Winters ... H.S. / Harvey Tilson
Meadowlark Lemon Meadowlark Lemon ... Rev. Grady Jackson
Jack Kehoe ... Setshot
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Himself
Margaret Avery ... Toby Millman
James Bond III ... Tyrone Millman
Michael V. Gazzo ... Harry the Trainer
Peter Isacksen Peter Isacksen ... Driftwood
Nicholas Pryor ... George Brockington
M. Emmet Walsh ... Wally Cantrell
Stockard Channing ... Mona Mondieu
Flip Wilson ... Coach 'Jock' Delaney
Marv Albert ... Himself (as Marvin Albert)
Debbie Allen ... Ola (as Debra Allen)
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Storyline

The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1981 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Basket Music See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,922, 4 November 1979

Gross USA:

$8,281,246

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,281,246
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tell Bill Simmons he is wrong on both explanations regarding Kareem's early departure from "Fish". The real explanation is that Kareem was sitting in D.P. Frank Stanley's directors chair. When Frank Stanley kindly asked Kareen for his seat back, Kareem responded by heaving the chair across the basketball court. That encounter marked the end of Kareem on "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

ABC edited 8 minutes from this film for its 1982 network television premiere. See more »

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Referenced in Swimming with Sharks (1994) See more »

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Is It Love, Must Be Love
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i thought it was cute...
9 October 1999 | by ladyvalSee all my reviews

I really didn't know what to expect but this movie was cheesy fun. I'm a 70's child so it was cool to relive some of that. Of course I bought this because Branscombe was in it. You can see how young he was. Loved the entrance he made...


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