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The One and Only (1978)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  3 February 1978 (USA)
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1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise ... See full summary »

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Andy Schmidt
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Mary Crawford
Gene Saks ...
Sidney Seltzer
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Mr. Crawford
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Hector Moses
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Mrs. Crawford
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Milton Miller
Bill Baldwin ...
Announcer in Des Moines
Anthony Battaglia ...
Little Andy
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Arnold - The King
Peter Brocco ...
Autograph Hound
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Sherman
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Charles Frank ...
Paul Harris
Chavo Guerrero Sr. ...
Indian Joe (as Chavo Guerrero)
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1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out much harder than he expected. Most directors take offense at his free interpretation of his roles. Desperate, he tries in wrestling. To avoid getting beaten up he stages the fights - and incidentally invents show-wrestling. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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She had to marry him. She was too embarrassed to have him as a date.

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3 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Das charmante Großmaul  »

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Final cinema movie until Night Shift (1982) for actor Henry Winkler, a gap of four years. When this picture was made and released, lead actor Henry Winkler was still being seen on television as Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli in Happy Days (1974). See more »

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Andy Schmidt: I'm onto some very big things. Josh Logan called me up. Kazan likes me very much. It's all doing to happen in a matter of days.
Milton Miller: My career is in the shithouse, too.
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Features Your Show of Shows (1950) See more »

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MY MAMMY
By Walter Donaldson, Sam Lewis and Joe Young
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The whole cinema was in uproar with laughter
8 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw the film twice in the space of one week, both times the at a cinema in Orpington, Kent, UK. The place was packed both times and people had to be turned away. From the start of the film with Henry Winkler getting 'injured' on the football field the whole audience was in uproar with laughter, laughter that lasted until the credits.

For those who love American wrestling this film is a must, but be ready to see Henry Winkler as you have never seen him before. Also look out for a very well known actor whose trademark wrestling move is a head-but!

If you get a chance watch this movie and it is family comedy entertainment at its best!


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