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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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Roddy Piper:  Uncredited, as Leatherneck Joe Brady. This was Piper's debut film & TV credit. See more »

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Sidney Seltzer: If his legs were as big as his schlong, he'd be playing basketball.
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Features Your Show of Shows (1950) See more »

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU
By Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers
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29 August 2002 | by (Earth, Sol system) – See all my reviews

When this film hit the theaters in 1978, I saw it three times. But when I watched it again recently on video (a video that I BOUGHT), I couldn't believe that I at one time LIKED this movie. Winkler plays a totally unlikable character who never gets any better. Darby plays a dopey girl who, for reasons not addressed in this movie, falls for the obnoxious egocentric jerk.

I chuckled maybe twice during the whole movie. The rest of the time I was wondering how anyone could fall in love with someone who cares about no one on earth except themselves and how Carl Reiner got mixed up in this mess.

I was embarrassed to admit to my wife that in the late 70's I actually paid to sit through this tripe... three times! Foolish youth.


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