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The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so happy. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Good Movie, Fun to Watch, Tremendous Success Story
It is important to always remember that Disney movies, at least then, were made to entertain; to show happiness; success; and a happy ending. Thus, other reviewers perhaps should understand this. You probably would not like Disneyland.
A pleasant story of a man (Gary Grimes), from the former Yugoslavia, who has the chance of a lifetime to come to the USA, and with the help of Gus, his mule, win football games...you know the plot, obviously.
I did not care for the role of Tom Bosley, whatsoever. It was too affected, and very goofy. How ludicrous, that in a hospital or supermarket, no one tried to detain him (or Conway), or otherwise notify the police.
Furthermore, the well-known supermarket scene, was WAY, WAY too long, and very silly.
Still, Disney movies of the 1960s and 1970s never fail to make us happy. The young man (Andy) has a father who does not value him very much.
Great footage, for you football nuts, and the ending is the whole entire movie-priceless.
This show belonged obviously, to Gary Grimes and to Gus, certainly not to Bosley and Conway.
Soon after this, Gary Grimes retired permanently from the whole entertainment world, and today is in charity work.
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