The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

The Greatest Basketball Movie Ever!

Category: THE ROLE PLAYERS

H.S. TILSON

jonathan-wintersThe owner of the Pittsburgh Pisces H.S. Tilson is played by the incredibly funny and talented Jonathan Winters. And he is spot on perfect as the man-child who goes along with the crazy plan of a ballboy, to fill the team with only players who have the sign of Pisces. And from open tryouts too.

The accolades for Jonathan Winters are all well-deserved and he doesn’t disappoint here. He plays two roles, the owner and his evil greedy twin Harry Tilson, who owns the LA team.

HARRY TILSON

la-ownerThe evil owner of the LA team, Harry Tilson, is played by Jonathan Winters. Jonathan also plays his twin brother, H.S. Tilson, the child-like owner of the Pisces.

Harry is everything wrong with some owners. Greedy and cold-hearted, Harry could care less about the fans or the game, unlike his brother. Seeing him get his comeuppance is quite enjoyable.

TYRONE MILLMAN

toby-millmanThe heart and soul of the Pisces, and the only reason the Pisces exists, is because of the ballboy Tyrone Millman. Played by James Bond III, Tyrone had a dream and a belief, and would let nothing stand in his way.

Convincing everyone he meets that he knows the truth, especially star Moses Guthrie, Tyrone is a future billionaire CEO. Charming, bright and lovable, the Pisces are lucky to have him. Who knows, he may even own the team now.

LUCIEN TUCKER

Lucien TuckerThe former teammate and arch nemesis to Moses Guthrie, is the one of a kind Lucien Tucker.

Played by Jerry Chambers with his awesome sneer, you can’t help but love to hate him.

He seems to hate everyone, even his own owners. He may hate everyone but he is own of my favorites.

MAGIC MONA MONDIEU

magic-monaThere is no Pisces without the Magic of Mona Mondieu, played by the supremely talented Stockard Channing.

Knowing nothing about basketball, she agrees to join because she is intrigued about what magic can happen with a team of all Pisces.

She may have not started out loving basketball, but she came to love the team and the players,and the love is returned by all. Don’t believe me, see the reaction of the team and the crowd when Mona returns in the championship game.

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