The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend [DVD] [1990]

  • SKU: 19521132
  • Release Date: 09/20/2011
  • Rating: G
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

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
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    Adam Guier - Pete Maravich
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    Boots Garland - Coach Pendleton
  • Tom Lester
    Tom Lester - Pete as Adult

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for me and my two basketball sons.


    Pistol Pete was unlike any other basketball player EVER, and I'm truly glad I can own his story on dvd, after having my VHS copy torn up in an old VCR. My two basketball sons can finally understand my emotion watching this guy at LSU amaze with his basketball shooting, ball handling and passing. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime moment seeing his life...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD for my grandson

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    Bought for my four old grandson for birthday, he learning to dribble like the pistol. Says he is Pistol Pete when we are playing basketball.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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