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>
She had to marry him. She was too embarrassed to have him as a date.
Did You Know?
Actor Henry Winkler
first became aware of the script for this movie when he ran into actor Dustin Hoffman
in a doorway of a New York building. Hoffman talked for about three minutes about some screenplays he owned the rights to and about a year later Winkler received a copy of this film's script. See more
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.
My career is in the shithouse, too.
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