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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hank Cooper
... Coach Venner
... Andy Petrovic
... Crankcase
... Debbie Kovac (as Liberty Williams)
... Cal Wilson
... Joe Barnsdale
... Pepper
Johnny Unitas ... Himself
... Rob Cargil
... Charles Gwynn
... Spinner
... Papa Petrovic
Hanna Hertelendy ... Mama Petrovic
Liam Dunn ... Dr. Morgan
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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>

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Gus leads the league in laughter See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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7 July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gus - kaikkien aikojen aasinpotku  »

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$21,873,000, 31 December 1976
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Casting Dick Van Patten playing a tough guy gambler/bookie surely drew laughs around Hollywood at the time. While Patten is known as a nice guy off screen and on screen, which is casting against type, off screen he's also known as a serious, hardcore gambler who introduced his sons to gambling while in their teens. Vincent Van Patten, in fact, is a serious poker player and has played in and given television commentary on poker tournaments. 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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Referenced in Auto Focus (2002) See more »

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Worst sports movie ever
29 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is indicative of most 70's Disney fare: it looks more like it was written by a ten year old, rather than for one. It brings up the debate as to who was the bigger jackass: the mule or the executive who gave the green light to this turkey.

Don knots as a football coach is funny enough to carry a sketch, but not of movie. Tom Bosley as a mobster? Bob Crane's character was an all too obvious parody of Howard Cosell,(for those of you too young to remember a longtime ABC sportscaster who spoke in a long-winded monotone and was part of the Monday Night Football broadcast team from 1970 through 1983) Funny given pro football's popularity that nobody's really put out a good film about pro football. (yes that includes Any Given Sunday)


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