The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend [Blu-ray] [1990]

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Special Features

  • Pete's personal story
  • God's green acres w/Tom Lester
  • Life on the Edge TV show clip
  • Producers chat
  • "Making the Pistol" behind the birth of a legend
  • Bloopers & outtakes
  • All new theatrical trailer
  • Pistol Pete trivia
  • Pete's records gallery
  • Producers Commentary track


The Pistol
This is the biopic of basketball star Pistol Pete Maravich, here played by Adam Guier. The film is for the most part an exercise in joie de vivre, until it ends as it tragically must, with the sudden and untimely death of Maravich. Writer Darrel Campbell and director Frank Schroeder perform miracles with their tiny budget. Though Pistol is comparatively little known, odds are it won't remain that way much longer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Millie Perkins
    Millie Perkins - Helen Maravich
  • Nick Benedict
    Nick Benedict - Press Maravich
  • Image coming soon
    Adam Guier - Pete Maravich
  • Image coming soon
    Boots Garland - Coach Pendleton
  • Tom Lester
    Tom Lester - Pete as Adult

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