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The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)

G 02/14/1973 (US) ComedyFamily 1h 46m
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From the JUNGLE to the GYM...He's the Greatest!


Stuck with a feeble sports department, college coach Sam Archer (John Amos) faces the ax unless he can reverse the school's athletic fortunes. An African vacation with his assistant (Tim Conway) answers Archer's prayers when he spots the athletically gifted Nanu (Jan-Michael Vincent). Sam counts on Nanu's remarkable abilities to put the team back on the winning track. This upbeat farce boasts an impressive cast of comedians.

  1. Robert Scheerer


  2. Dee Caruso


  3. Gerald Gardner


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  1. Jan-Michael Vincent

    Jan-Michael Vincent


  2. Tim Conway

    Tim Conway

    Milo Jackson

  3. John Amos

    John Amos

    Coach Sam Archer

  4. Roscoe Lee Browne

    Roscoe Lee Browne


  5. Dayle Haddon

    Dayle Haddon


  6. Billy De Wolfe

    Billy De Wolfe

    Dean Maxwell

  7. Nancy Walker

    Nancy Walker

    Mrs. Petersen

  8. Vito Scotti

    Vito Scotti

    Games spectator

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The World's Greatest Athlete
The World's Greatest Athlete

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Original Language English

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