Fast Break

Fast Break (1979)

Gabe Kaplan's having a ball! - His dream team's got a preacher, a jailbird, a pool shark, a muscleman. And the best guy on the team is a girl.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1979-03-02
  • User Rating: 4.8/10 from 6 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Kings Road Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jack Smight
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David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swish who unknown to the rest of the team is a girl. Preacher, who's being sought by some nefarious characters. And D.C., who's a fugitive. And along with some of the students at the college, he turns them into a contender. In order to give the tam the respect they deserve and some exposure, Greene schemes to try and get the number 1 team led by Bo Winnegar, to play them.

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  • Gabe Kaplan

    as David Greene
  • Harold Sylvester

    as D.C.
  • Michael Warren

    as Preacher
  • Bernard King

    as Hustler
  • Reb Brown

    as Bull
  • Mavis Washington

    as Swish
  • Bert Remsen

    as Bo Winnegar
  • Randee Heller

    as Jan
  • Connie Sawyer

    as Mom
  • John Chappell

    as Alton Gutkas
  • Rhonda Bates

    as Enid Gutkas
  • K Callan

    as Ms. Tidwell
  • Marty Zagon

    as Henry
  • Richard Brestoff

    as Howard
  • Doria Cook-Nelson

    as Snooty Girl
  • James Jeter

    as Officer Hedgewood
  • Steve Conte

    as Man on Bus
  • Larry Farmer

    as Benton
  • Craig Impleman

    as Hollis
  • Charles R. Penland

    as Larry
  • Jim Spillane

    as Krebbs
  • Le Tari

    as Thompson
  • Oscar Williams

    as Norman
  • Marty Gorowitz

    as Frenchie
  • Bob Levine

    as Bum
  • John McCurry

    as Hal
  • Jack Smight

    as Dibber
  • Jackie Sule

    as Polly
  • Laurence Fishburne

    as Street Kid
  • Ken Butler

    as Sammy (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Weissman

    as Cousin David (uncredited)
Camera Charles Correll Director of Photography
Editing Frank J. Urioste Editor
Art Cheryal Kearney Set Decoration
Directing Jack Smight Director
Writing Sandor Stern Screenplay
Production Stephen J. Friedman Producer
Production Jack Grossberg Associate Producer
Production Jerry Frankel Executive Producer
Art John Barry Production Design
Art Norm Baron Art Direction
Writing Marc Kaplan Story