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Like Father, Like Son (1961)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  1 August 1965 (USA)
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The story of a small-town football star, Chris Wotan, who defies society, morals and his God and gets into so much trouble that he is expelled from school. Told in flashbacks, usually in ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chris Wotan
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Ginny Miller
William Wellman Jr. ...
John
Robert Fuca ...
Priest (as Robert Angelo)
Linda March ...
Tury Martin
James Stacy ...
Art
Chris Robinson ...
Bobby
Dennis O'Flaherty ...
Marty
Bob Collona ...
Harry
Bob Colonna ...
Harry
Roxanne Heard ...
Joan Meyers
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Football Coach Jennings
John Burns ...
Head Coach Ferguson
Ed Cook ...
Assistant Coach Webster
Jane Taylor ...
Tury's Friend
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The story of a small-town football star, Chris Wotan, who defies society, morals and his God and gets into so much trouble that he is expelled from school. Told in flashbacks, usually in confession to the priest, Chris sets the tone early in the opening scene where he screams oaths before the altar and smashes a religious statue in a blind rage. Whether this is before or after a 14-year-old sexpot, Joan Meyers, corners him in the church choir-loft or when the parents of a pleasure-seeking rich girl, Tury by name, catch him in bed with Tury. And his father is the town sot and has to be bailed out of jail about once a week. Like that. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IF YOU'RE TOO OLD YOU'LL BE EMBARASSED! IF YOU'RE TOO YOUNG YOU WON'T UNDERSTAND! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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High school? Really?
9 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Laughlin is supposed to be a high school student. But he was in his late 20s when he made this movie. All of the high school students in this movie appear to be much closer to 40 than 20. None of the actors seem to even try to act like kids. This is no minor point. This movie is all about high school athletes, and the actors playing high school students all look like they are the contemporaries of the teachers and administrators. Even ignoring the age issue, the story is just boring. The issues that seem to be causing the main character so much angst are all just boring. In fairness, it is just bad enough to sit through and marvel at how awful it truly is.


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