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Jim, the World's Greatest (1975)

PG | | Drama | January 1976 (USA)
Don Coscarelli has a knack for seeing the world through the eyes and heart of a young boy. He offers a Peter Pan-esque adventure to men from the boomers to present day, with each generation being introduced to a more innocent time.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Harrison ... Jim Nolan
Robbie Wolcott Robbie Wolcott ... Kelly Nolan
Angus Scrimm ... Jim's Father (as Rory Guy)
Marla Pennington ... Jan
Karen McLain Karen McLain ... Lisa
David Lloyd David Lloyd ... Brian
Lawrence Gabriel Jr. Lawrence Gabriel Jr. ... Counselor (as Larry Gabriel)
Tony Lucatorto Tony Lucatorto ... Quarterback
Ralph Richmond Ralph Richmond ... Head Coach
Tim Simmons Tim Simmons ... Kid
Reggie Bannister ... O.D. Silengsly
Larry Southwick Larry Southwick ... Southwick
David Pollock David Pollock ... Young Jim
Larry Pollock Larry Pollock ... Principal
Kate Coscarelli Kate Coscarelli ... Receptionist (as Shirley Coscarelli)
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Don Coscarelli has a knack for seeing the world through the eyes and heart of a young boy. He offers a Peter Pan-esque adventure to men from the boomers to present day, with each generation being introduced to a more innocent time.

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The Cheerleader. The Girlfriend. The Brother. The Father. He took care of them all.

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Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Story of a Teenager See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Filmed in 1972 & 1973, but not released until 1975. See more »


Soundtracks

Story of a Teenager
Written by Gerry Beckley & Dan Peek
Performed by America
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Jim's Great! Reggie's Better.
27 April 1999 | by GigiFastElkSee all my reviews

One of his earlier pieces, Don Coscarelli (of Phantasm Phame) has a knack for seeing the world through the eyes and heart of a young boy. He offers a Peter Pan-esque adventure to men from the boomers to present day, with each generation being introduced to a more innocent time.

Little known fact, Reggie Bannister (Reggie of Phantasm) appears bringing that flavorful polished character to compliment that of Angus Scrimm. It's an unverified rumored that Bannister had something to do with the soundtrack as well.

Copies are hard to find, but, if you have one. . . treat it as a treasure! Neat films like this are rare today.


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