Fast Break (1979)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Comedy, Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 2, 1979 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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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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basketball, coach, college, culture-shock, fish-out-of-water, team