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.
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Live. •. The Pistol Pete movie, The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend, is the uplifting story of a scrawny eighth grade boy whose stunning basketball skills earn him a spot on the high school team! Unfortunately for young Pete Maravich (Adam Guier), his style of “showtime” basketball is way ahead of its time.
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.
Pistol Pete is one of my favorite basketball movies of all time, ranking right up there with Hoosiers. I don't understand why they haven't put it on DVD yet. Pistol Pete sticks to the life of 8th grader Pete Maravich. His dad is a coach at the local college and teaches him basketball in his spare time.
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 . 
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).
Pete Maravich Movie. Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 and is filed under Uncategorized. 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.
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Press Maravich (on left) with his son Pete Maravich (on right) Photo courtesy of Jackie Maravich. Pete Maravich was born on June 22, 1947 in Alquippa Pennsylvania. His father Press Maravich played professional basketball for a living. However, Press was never a star player and this severely haunted him.