The Pistol - The Birth of a Legend
The Pistol - The Birth of a Legend (1990)

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… More

Rated: G
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 8, 2005
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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Inspiring true sports story with bullies, discrimination.

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Jason Owens
This deserves to be up there with the best of the best basketball films ever made. Very underrated. Being born in 1980, I never got to see Pistol Pete play… More
Tim Sigur
Terrible movie about an amazing player. The religious angle makes it creey, too.
Panta Oz
I wanted to see this 1991 biographical sports film about the 1959 8th grade basketball season of Pete Maravich because I really appreciated his father Press… More