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Number One (1969)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  21 August 1969 (USA)
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The story of Cat Catlan (Heston), a washed up quarterback who turns to drink and women to solve his problems. But he soon discovers that his problems are just beginning.

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Credited cast:
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Ron 'Cat' Catlan
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Julie Catlan
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Richie Fowler
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Coach Southerd
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Ann Marley
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Doctor Tristler
Richard Elkins ...
Kelly Williams
Mike Henry ...
Walt Chaffee
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Harvey Hess
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Himself
Ernie Barnes ...
Deke Coleman
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Himself
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Penny Forber
Bart Burns ...
Ed Davis
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The story of Cat Catlan (Heston), a washed up quarterback who turns to drink and women to solve his problems. But he soon discovers that his problems are just beginning. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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When You're Number One, Everyone Wants A Piece Of The Action... so fight--claw--grab--lie--but stay there as long as you can! You have nowhere to go but down! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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The coach said that their first regular season game was against Dallas. In actuality in the 1969 season (The Saint's third), Dallas was the second game. (Washington was first). See more »

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This movie is for more than just Heston and NO Saints fans. Don't let the rating fool you
13 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mr. Heston and director Tom Gries teamed up in the late 60s and early 70s to make three woefully under-appreciated movies. One of those is Number One.

This one happens to be the lowest rated of the three here on IMDb. I'm shocked that its rating is a lowly 5.6. I believe this gem deserves greater recognition.

The movie is about a once great quarterback who's a few years past his prime. The movie itself isn't really about football. As in Will Penny with the Western setting, football is the backdrop for a character study which goes much deeper.

I believe this movie is especially potent today in the aftermath of the recession which saw a lot of older people in this country lose their jobs through no fault of their own. They have to ask themselves, what was it all for? And... what do I do now? Mr. Heston plays Ron "Cat" Catlan, the aforementioned quarterback. His status with the New Orleans Saints seems to be in question. His wife is too busy for him. An exotic new woman isn't the answer but at least she listens to him.

This movie explores the questions we'll all ask ourselves one day if we haven't already, and does so admirably.


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