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Gus (1976)

The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Ted Key (story), Arthur Alsberg | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Hank Cooper
Don Knotts ... Coach Venner
Gary Grimes ... Andy Petrovic
Tim Conway ... Crankcase
Louise Williams ... Debbie Kovac (as Liberty Williams)
Dick Van Patten ... Cal Wilson
Ronnie Schell ... Joe Barnsdale
Bob Crane ... Pepper
Johnny Unitas Johnny Unitas ... Self
Dick Butkus ... Rob Cargil
Harold Gould ... Charles Gwynn
Tom Bosley ... Spinner
Titos Vandis ... Papa Petrovic
Hanna Landy ... Mama Petrovic (as Hanna Hertelendy)
Liam Dunn ... Dr. Morgan
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Storyline

The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so happy. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

...the miracle mule who kicks 100-yard field goals! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Virginia O'Brien's final feature film. See more »

Goofs

At about 56:25, there is one frame of black screen in-between Gary Grimes tying the blankets and Tim Conway waiting outside the hospital room. See more »

Quotes

Andy Petrovic: Ready Gus. Oich!
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Connections

Referenced in Madden NFL 2007 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Washington Post March
Composed by John Philip Sousa
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So much plainness
26 August 2020 | by r96skSee all my reviews

This drags.

I actually don't mind how silly the premise to 'Gus' is, yet even so it's such a slow and predictable watch. There's a few decent gags spread across the 96 minute run time, but there's so much plainness with everything else. The plot itself is something that feels seen before, across Disney's many high school/sport comedies from these early decades.

As for the cast, Ed Asner is the best performer as Hank Cooper. Don Knotts (Venner) and Tim Conway (Crankcase) are in a film again, following on from 'The Apple Dumpling Gang'; though they aren't a pair here, Tom Bosley (Spinner) teams up with Conway instead. Regardless, none of the three are all that amusing. There are a few other OK but forgettable roles, while the sports commentator bits are way more annoying than they are funny.

Not a production I would recommend, even if you could pick many worse live-action films from this studio to watch.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,873,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,873,000
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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