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The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)

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In this Disney comedy, a down on his luck coach travels to Africa where he spots the world's greatest athlete - a white Tarzan-type. The coach brings him back to the U.S. of A. to compete.

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Milo Jackson
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Nanu
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Coach Sam Archer
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Gazenga
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Jane
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Nancy Walker ...
Mrs. Petersen
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Leopold Maxwell
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Morumba
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Liam Dunn ...
Dr. Winslow
Ivor Francis ...
Dean Bellamy
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Dr. Gottlieb
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In this Disney comedy, a down on his luck coach travels to Africa where he spots the world's greatest athlete - a white Tarzan-type. The coach brings him back to the U.S. of A. to compete. Written by Anonymous

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14 February 1973 (USA)  »

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USC head football coach Pete Carroll appears uncredited; he's the running back that had the interception for a hundred-yard touchdown. Carroll played as a defensive back at University of the Pacific. See more »

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Jane Douglas: [tutoring Nanu in biology, Jane has him hold her hand] Your brain signaled the muscles in your hand to contract in order to hold my hand. Is that clear?
Nanu: Nanu understand.
Jane Douglas: Now when...
[pause]
Jane Douglas: You can stop holding my hand.
Nanu: Nanu's brain is still signaling.
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Referenced in NCIS: Jack Knife (2010) See more »

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I was lucky enough........
13 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to be able to see part of "Athlete" being made at my college in Stockton, California in 1972.I also got to meet Jan-Michael Vincent, John Amos and Tim Conway.I also had a confrontation with the tiger. Those memories will be something I won't forget. To top it off, John Amos and Tim Conway also made a surprise visit to my parents, cousin, and Aunt's restaurant also located in Stockton, California. It was called "Al Funzo's.It was a great evening for me, and my family, and the Restaurant patrons that came in that night.As for the movie, The World's Greatest Athlete" was and still is excellent, and ranks high in my list of favorite movies.


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