Fast Break
Fast Break (1979)

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… 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
FulvueDrive-in.com

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

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

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