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Pistol: The Birth of a Legend

The movie Pistol: The Birth of a Legend was based on the book Pistol Pete: The Story of College Basketball's Greatest Star.

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Movie details for Pistol: The Birth of a Legend

The movie was released in 1991 and directed by Frank C. Schröder. Pistol: The Birth of a Legend was produced by Vci Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Millie Perkins, Nick Benedict, Adam Guier, Murrell Garland, Tom Lester, Buddy Petrie, Darrel Campbell, Wendy Leblanc, John Richardson (XIII), Rodney Stone, Eddie Hailey and John H. Richardson.

 

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The late "Pistol" Pete Maravich made basketball history as the most spectacular college scorer ever, and he's still inspiring kids through this movie based on his first season of high school varsity basketball (which he played when he was in eighth gra... Read More
The late "Pistol" Pete Maravich made basketball history as the most spectacular college scorer ever, and he's still inspiring kids through this movie based on his first season of high school varsity basketball (which he played when he was in eighth grade). This 90-minute film explores the supportive father-son relationship that pushed him to the heights of achievement and fame (Dad was a former pro and Clemson University coach) and includes a story line on the stirrings of the quest for racial equality in the late 1950s. Newcomer Adam Guier plays some fine basketball in his role as the young Maravich. Viewers won't be able to track his no-look passes any better than opponents could when the real Maravich was dishing them out. In fact, the basketball sequences in general are superior to many seen in bigger-budget films. Shot on location in Louisiana, where Maravich grew up, the film captures the moral dilemmas of its time while still keeping a positive drive, making it an excellent film to watch with the kids. --Kimberly Heinrichs

Book details for Pistol Pete: The Story of College Basketball's Greatest Star

Pistol Pete: The Story of College Basketball's Greatest Star was written by Peter Finney. The book was published in 1969 by Levee Press. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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