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. Unfortunately, this made him the target of ridicule and socially separates him from his teammates. Against all odds, Pete perseveres with the constant encouragement of his mentor and father, Press Maravich (Days of Our Lives’ Nick Benedict) and the love of his mother Helen (Academy Award nominee Millie Perkins). The legend of college basketball’s greatest scorer begins in the heart of a thirteen year old dreamer who soon becomes known to the world as The Pistol.
The Pistol Pete movie Testimony Edition is an action-packed, heartwarming family movie. The plot is about the dedication of a parent to his child and the devotion of a boy. The boy’s dream was to become the greatest basketball player ever.
A few weeks before his death, Pete Maravich attended a gathering with Glen Campbell at the home of Jimmie Walker. The producers felt that the footage was worth viewing. Therefore they added “Pete’s Testimony” to the bonus footage on The Pistol DVD. Pete’s testimony can only be found in the bonus footage of The Pistol Inspirational Edition DVD.
Pistol Pete Movie Cast
The Pistol DVD starring: Academy Award Nominee Millie Perkins, Nick Benedict, Adam Guier, Tom Lester, and Boots Garland.
The Pistol DVD producers: Darrel Campbell and Rodney Stone.
Story by Pete Maravich and Darrel Campbell.
Campbell-Stone Media, LLC in association with Amazing Media, Inc.
Comment about The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend – “Something rare and wonderful… moviegoers will walk away with a piece of ‘The Pistol’ intucked into their hearts.” – Lucy Beebe, Ocala Star-Banner.
The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend is also available in a Special Edition DVD.