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The Steagle (1971)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  15 September 1971 (USA)
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In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city.

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Harold Weiss, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
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Tall-Guy McCoy
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Rita Weiss
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Florence Maguire
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Marcy
Ivor Francis ...
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Jack Bernardi ...
Marty Panesh
Susan Kussman ...
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Peter Hobbs ...
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Joseph Bernard ...
Max Levine
Frank Christi ...
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Mrs. Forbes
Harold Reynolds ...
Dr. Plymile
John Hiestand ...
Matt Mahew
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In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city.

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How Long Has It Been Since You Did Something You Always Wanted to Do--But Didn't Dare?

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The title refers to the National Football League's World War Two-era Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Eagles-Steelers that fans and sportswriters dubbed "The Steagles". In 1943, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers combined teams due to an NFL contraction to eight teams caused by a lack of quality players due to armed services obligations. The Steagles played four games at Philadelphia's Shibe Park and two games at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field, going 5-4-1, the first winning record in the history of pro football in Philadelphia. In 1944, the Eagles went back to being their own team, while the Steelers merged with the Chicago Cardinals (converting back to singular status in 1945). Thus, a "Steagle" is a one-year phenomenon, a unique, exciting event for Philadelphia football fans. Richard Benjamin's character, an alienated English literature professor, is a Walter Mitty-type who daydreams about war, old movies and professional sports; thus, "The Steagle" symbolizes him being stuck in an idealized past. See more »

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Wonderful, unknown film
6 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember often seeing this movie on local TV stations when I was a kid, and it has remained a favorite. The story of a daydreaming English Prof who goes on an adventure binge when he believes the world is coming to an end raises all the questions about getting older and settling that have been raised before. But the cold war back drop, Benjamin's nerdy, action starved Professor, and the hilarious Chill Wills as the slightly nuts ex-cowboy actor, make this a real gem. The make out scene at the airport is weird and sets up the tone for this wild, funny, occasionally mystifying flick. This should've been an important film, but it's entirely forgotten.


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