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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)





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The "fish" in the title of this picture refers to the astrological sign Pisces. Not all of Pittsburgh is due to be saved, but the members of a third-rate NBA basketball team could sure use some salvation. When all the team members except for Moses Guthrie (Julius Erving) quit, astrologer Mona Mondieu (Stockard Channing) and streetwise Tyrone Millman (James Bond III) come to the rescue. The supporting cast includes Jonathan Winters in a dual role, as well as real-life basketball champs Meadowlark Lemon and Kareem Abdul Jabbar.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: David Dashev & Jaison Starkes, Jaison Starkes, Edmond Stevens
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 1992
Warner Bros.


Stockard Channing
as Mona Mondieu
Jonathan Winters
as H.S./Harvey Tilson
Meadowlark Lemon
as Rev. Grady Jackson
Jack Kehoe
as Setshot
Margaret Avery
as Toby Millman
Michael Vincente Gaz...
as "Harry the Trainer"
James Bond III
as Tyrone Millman
M. Emmet Walsh
as Wally Cantrell
Flip Wilson
as Coach Jock Delaney
Marv Albert
as Himself
Jesse Lawrence Fergu...
as Jackhammer Washingto...
Peter Isacksen
as Driftwood
Nicholas Pryor
as George Brockington
George von Benko
as PA Announcer
Branscombe Richmond
as Winston Running Hawk
Damian Austin
as Ordering Man
Alix Elias
as Michelle
Julius J. Carry III
as Malik Jamal Truth
Jerry Chambers
as Lucian Tucker
Malek Abdul Mansour
as Bullet Haines
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Hmm...let's see..Jive is spoken in the first 10 mins of the movie. One player mentions how he should have checked his horoscope..and well..and entire film is created about a team of Pisces Players. Goodness..look out for Stockard Channing and Harry Shearer..This film is sooo bad it's good.

Keysha H

Super Reviewer

One of those 1970s comedies that got made simply because several comedy starts agreed to appear in it.

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