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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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Coach Sam Archer
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Gazenga
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Leopold Maxwell
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Morumba
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Dr. Winslow
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Big Boy - Der aus dem Dschungel kam  »

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The college race that Nanu (Jan-Michael Vincent) won was the 100 yards dash. The time he took to complete the run was just eight seconds. See more »

Quotes

Nanu: [Nanu is smitten on meeting Jane] Me Nanu. You Jane.
Milo Jackson: Now that doesn't sound quite right...
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Silly Fun

This is a fish out of water story in which coach John Amos and sidekick Tim Conway find a young jungle man and figure he'd be a great athlete if he were taken to civilization to compete in athletic competitions. So they give it a try. Like many Disney films from the early 1970s, it's loaded with silly humor and contrived sentiment, yet there is a certain charm that may endear it to the younger members of its audience.


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