Fast Break

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.

Additional Info

Wikipedia - IMDb - Rotten Tomatoes


Fast Break - YouTube

Fast Break - Siskel and Ebert review