David 'Burnett', working as a ankle wrapper at the Colloseum, is interested in Dr. Stewart's hypnotic therapy, but his treatment of a star football player only seems to make the man's aggressive tendencies get worse.

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Jack McGee (credit only)
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Denny Miller ...
John Tobey
Rudy Solari ...
Dr. Byron Stewart
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June Tobey
Pepper Martin ...
Coach Haggerty
Paul Coufos ...
Bob Turner
Wyatt Johnson ...
Tony Bowers
Pat Studstill ...
Kermit Connelly
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J.P. Tobey
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Mitch Adams
Frank Orsatti ...
Kurt Donahue
Wally K. Berns ...
Drunk
Tiger Williams ...
Young John Tobey
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David 'Burnett', working as a ankle wrapper at the Colloseum, is interested in Dr. Stewart's hypnotic therapy, but his treatment of a star football player only seems to make the man's aggressive tendencies get worse.

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The footage used for John Tobey and his team was that of the Chicago Bears and Dick Butkus, their legendary linebacker. Portrayed as an aggressive player, John Tobey was apparently modeled after Butkus. See more »

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As David is quoting a long line from Dr. Stewart's book to Dr. Stewart, it's obvious that he is reading his lines from a cue card, eye's scanning back and forth. See more »

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J.P. Tobey: John, shake hands and act like a man. Now, I don't want to hear you whining about it anymore.
Young John Tobey: I don't shake hands with a cheater.
J.P. Tobey: Do it.
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The Cheaters
19 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

David Banner(Bill Bixby) now works as a medic for a football team in L.A, in order to get close to a Dr. Stewart(played by Rudy Solari) who is doing research into hypnosis and rage therapy, his chief subject being the team quarterback John Tobey(played by Denny Miller) who has become extremely aggressive both on and off the field, threatening his career, as he is obsessed with cheaters denying him a victory, and the root of the problem goes back to his childhood. David risks his new job to get him the help he needs... Interesting look at sports with memorable scenes of the Hulk taking on football players on and off the field. Miller is also fine in difficult role.


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