Fast Break
Fast Break (1979)

In this film, New York City deli-worker David Greene lands himself a job as a basketball coach at a Nevada college. In order to give the floundering team a competitive edge, Greene brings some inner-city kids with him and sets off on an… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 2, 1979
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Chuck O'Leary

A hugely likable basketball comedy. Gabe Kaplan is so appealing here that you wonder why he didn't become a bigger star.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Totally implausible (though surely not meant to be taken seriously), highly predictable, and not particularly funny.

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