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Number One (1969)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 21 August 1969 (USA)
The story of Cat Catlan (Heston), a washed up quarterback who turns to drink and women to solve his problems. But he soon discovers that his problems are just beginning.

Director:

Tom Gries
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charlton Heston ... Ron 'Cat' Catlan
Jessica Walter ... Julie Catlan
Bruce Dern ... Richie Fowler
John Randolph ... Coach Southerd
Diana Muldaur ... Ann Marley
G.D. Spradlin ... Doctor Tristler
Richard Elkins Richard Elkins ... Kelly Williams
Mike Henry ... Walt Chaffee
Bobby Troup ... Harvey Hess
Al Hirt ... Himself
Ernie Barnes Ernie Barnes ... Deke Coleman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Abramowicz Danny Abramowicz ... Himself
Doug Atkins Doug Atkins ... Himself
Bob Bennett Bob Bennett ... Penny Forber
Bart Burns ... Ed Davis
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Storyline

The story of Cat Catlan (Heston), a washed up quarterback who turns to drink and women to solve his problems. But he soon discovers that his problems are just beginning. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

When you're number one there's only one way to go... down. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pro See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Number One" was shown as a co-attraction during theatrical live broadcasts of the first Frazier-Ali fight. See more »

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Referenced in 75 Seasons: The Story of the NFL (1994) See more »

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About Average
15 January 2014 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Ron Catlan" (Charlton Heston) is a quarterback for the New Orleans Saints whose career is rapidly coming to an end. The crowds boo him and the injuries are taking their toll. While he realizes the inevitability of retirement he is terribly conflicted about what he wants to do after his football career finally ends. And it's affecting his wife "Julie Catlan" (Jessica Walter) as well. He finds relief in alcohol and eventually an affair with a woman named "Ann Marley" (Diana Muldaur). But nothing seems to satisfy him. Anyway, rather than disclose the entire plot and possibly spoil the movie for those who haven't seen it I will just say that this was a decent football movie but it moved a bit slow in some places. I liked the performances of the actors just mentioned but other than those three nobody else really stood out. Additionally, the insertion of actual game footage was a bit too obvious but that was typical for this time. On the whole I'd rate this movie as about average.


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