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Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

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The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.

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Glenn S. 'Pop' Warner
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Peter Allendine
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Margaret Miller
Dick Wesson ...
Ed Guyac
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Little Boy Who Walk Like Bear (as Jack Bighead)
Sonny Chorre ...
Wally Denny (as Suni Warcloud)
Al Mejia ...
Louis Tewanema
Hubie Kerns ...
Tom Ashenbrunner
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True story of Native American Jim Thorpe, who rose from an Oklahoma reservation to become a collegiate, Olympic, and professional star. After his medals are stripped on a technicality and his dream of coaching is shattered, Thorpe's life begins to unravel. His marriage to his college sweetheart ends, and he is a forgotten figure, except by Glenn 'Pop' Warner, his coach at Carlisle College. Written by <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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24 August 1951 (USA)  »

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O Homem de Bronze  »

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The film depicts Jim Thorpe as being married once, and having had one child who died young. In fact, he was married a total of three times and had seven other surviving children. See more »

Goofs

Although this movie is based upon the life of a real person (Jim Thorpe) the movie contains the standard disclaimer at the beginning of the movie - that the movie is fictitious and is not based on real persons, events, etc. and that any similarities to real persons or events is coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Jim Thorpe: Which one of you guys is Lacey?
Ed Lacey, Sportswriter Punched by Thorpe: I'm Lacey.
Jim Thorpe: Well I'm Thorpe!
[punches Lacey]
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Semper Fidelis
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Music by John Philip Sousa
Played during the Los Angeles Olympics opening ceremony
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great imagery
3 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The better flicks have visual images that stick forever in your brain. This one has three:

1- the scene where Burt is fighting with his wife with the cigarette fumes flaming out of his nostrils

2-the crane shot when Burt is alone in the L.A. Colosseum.

3-the crane shot settling in on Burt after he kicks the football to the boys in the hood

also, at some point in our lives, don't we all have Charles Bickford narrating some individual triumph of ours??? I have nothing against Morgan Freeman, who is an excellent narrator, but I wish that Charley had lived long enough to do "March of the Penguins"


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