The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend: Directed by Frank C. Schroeder. With Millie Perkins, Nick Benedict, Adam Guier, Murrell Garland. Biography of pro basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich, who died suddenly in 1988 at age 40 from a heart attack.
The crew behind the movie then turned to Pistol Pete’s Homework Basketball training series in order to train Adam for the role in The Pistol. Adam Guier dedicated himself to learning the drills in the Homework Basketball videos and became skilled enough as a basketball player to assume the role of a young Pistol Pete Maravich for the making of “The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend.”.
The Pistol follows the dreams, struggles & inspirations of a young Pete Maravich growing up to eventually become the master showman and basketball legend we all know him by today. As a kid myself (at the time i first saw this film) living in Australia who loved and played a lot of basketball, i was totally unaware that Pete Maravich even existed.
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend is a 1991 biographical sports film about the 1959 8th grade basketball season of Pete Maravich and his father Press Maravich. The film, which presents his early beginnings and the origin of the "Pistol" nickname, is set in Clemson, SC , where the elder Maravich served as head coach for Clemson Tigers men's basketball . 
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1991 101 min G Biography Feature Film SD. Growing up in a small South Carolina town in 1959, Pete Maravich (Adam Guier) is encouraged by his father, Press (Nick Benedict), to pursue his basketball dreams despite his small stature. Allowed to join the varsity team by coach Vern Pendleton (Murrell "Boots" Garland), Pete's fast playing style earns him the nickname "Pistol," but his success draws the ire of the coach's son, Buddy (Buddy Petrie).
The greatest gift a parent can give their child is a dream. The Pistol is the action-packed, heartwarming motion picture about the dedication of a parent to his child and the devotion of a boy to become the greatest basketball player ever. Filmmakers Darrel Campbell and Rodney Stone go to great lengths to bring Pistol Pete fans this re-mastered sports classic, sure to be a great addition to any family movie collection.
More Detail: THE PISTOL is an illuminating, well-produced sports drama that tells how the legend behind basketball great Pete Maravich began. The story takes place in Clemson, S.C. during the basketball season of 1959. Pete, a 5′ 2″ 8th-grader at Daniel High School, is shooting hoops in his backyard court in the rain.
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