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Gabe Kaplan's having a ball. His dream team's got a preacher,
a jailbird, a pool shark, a muscleman, and the best guy on the team
is a girl. Source: Fast Break film poster
- Fast Break was released in 1979.
- Gabe Kaplan’s big screen debut after starring in Welcome Back, Kotter.
- Bernard King, who played Hustler, starred at small forward for the New York Knicks from 1982-1987.
- Michael Warren, who played Preacher, was a starting guard on the UCLA basketball team from 1966-1968. This team featured Lew Alicndor
and won two NCAA championships.
- Mavis Washington played Swish in her only professional acting role. She was a high school coach and PE teacher in Riverside, CA.
- Featured Laurence Fishburne in one of his first performances as a street kid.
Fast Break - YouTube
Fast Break - Siskel and Ebert review