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Number One (1969) Poster

(1969)

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Charlton Heston broke a rib while filming the football scenes.
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Heston wears #17, the same uniform number as the at that time QB of the Saints, Billy Kilmer. This was most likley done to match the number to action shot footage.
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"Number One" was shown as a co-attraction during theatrical live broadcasts of the first Frazier-Ali fight.
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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).
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This was never given a release outside of the US, due to the lack of international interest in American Football.
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Charlton Heston originally planned to make this film with Franklin Schaffner directing, but when Schaffner instead signed to direct "Patton", Heston turned to Tom Gries, with whom he had recently worked on "Will Penny".
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While not one of his more successful films from a box office standpoint, Charlton Heston recalled in his autobiography "In The Arena" that over the years a number of real life athletes who saw the film wrote to him praising his performance and the film, saying it perfectly captured exactly how it feels to be an athlete at the end of his prime and struggling to hold on.
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