In my opinion “The Pistol” was and is one of the greatest – if not the most incredible basketball players of all time. For those of you who do not know who the “The Pistol” is – well I am talking about Pistol Pete Maravich.
Some may disagree with me – but go and look up some of the scoring records from college ball. Pete still holds some of the records ( before the 3 point line I might add).
Anyway – this is the movie about how Pete grew up and fell in love with basketball. The synopsis goes as follows;
They said he was too short. They said he was a misfit. They said he didn’t know how to play basketball. Pete Maravich knew better. His father had taught him that with discipline, dedication, desire and confidence, he could achieve any dream. Pete Maravich’s dream was to become one of basketball’s greatest players. The Pistol Birth of a Legend is the uplifting and inspirational story of how Pete Maravich started to make his dream come true. It was a dream that propelled him to become the youngest inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Pete Maravich revolutionized the game of basketball. He showed how family, hard work, and a whole lot of heart could make anything possible.”
Check out the movie and if you can grab a copy make the purchase. It is a good movie!
Movie carries G-Rating; G as in great!” – Billy Watkins, The Clarion Ledger.
The Pistol The Birth of a Legend stars: Millie Perkins – Nick Benedict – Adam Guier – Tom Lester – Boots Garland
Producers: Darrel Campbell and Rodney Stone
Inspirational Edition DVD
Bonus Materials: Pete’s Personal Story – God’s Green Acres with Tom Lester – Life On The Edge TV Show Clip – Producers Chat – “Making the Pistol” Behind the Birth of a Legend – Bloopers & Out-Takes – All New Theatrical Trailer – Pistol Pete Trivia – Pete’s Records Gallery – English and Spanish Soundtrack – Producers Commentary Track.