Fast Break

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Hot on the heels of his Welcome Back Kotter success, Gabe Kaplan starred in this hastily assembled theatrical feature. Kaplan plays David Greene, the coach of a Nevada collegiate basketball team. Inasmuch as the local talent is pretty pathetic, Greene convinces a group of jive-talking New York street kids into playing for the college. Culture-clash jokes abound, with the black cast members usually coming out on top. In keeping with sports-comedy tradition, one of Greene's team members is a girl, and a very attractive one. Though it hasn't an original bone in its body, Fast Break is breezy entertainment, with a particularly thrilling climax.

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  • As do some of our most popular standup comedians, Mr. Kaplan sort of floats over his material, always in charge of it, but never deeply involved. This is not a rebuke.

    Mar 24, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • We've seen this formula so many times before that there can be no surprises, except for some small suspense about when the foreordained events will take place.

    Mar 24, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Totally implausible (though surely not meant to be taken seriously), highly predictable, and not particularly funny.

    Mar 24, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A hugely likable basketball comedy. Gabe Kaplan is so appealing here that you wonder why he didn't become a bigger star.

    Feb 17, 2006 | Rating: 7/10

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