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The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)

G
93 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A down on his luck coach travels to Africa where he spots the world's greatest athlete - a white Tarzan-type. The coach brings him back to the U.S. of A. to compete.
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Frank V. Phillips (as Frank Phillips)
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$22,583,370
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Feb 14, 1973 (United States)

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Tim Conway
Milo Jackson Milo Jackson   See fewer
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John Amos
Coach Sam Archer Coach Sam Archer   See fewer
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Billy De Wolfe
Dean Maxwell Dean Maxwell   See fewer
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Nancy Walker
Mrs. Petersen Mrs. Petersen   See fewer
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Danny Goldman
Leopold Maxwell Leopold Maxwell   See fewer
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Don Pedro Colley
Morumba Morumba   See fewer
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Vito Scotti
Games Spectator Games Spectator   See fewer
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Liam Dunn
Dr. Winslow Dr. Winslow   See fewer
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Ivor Francis
Dean Bellamy Dean Bellamy   See fewer
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Leon Askin
Dr. Gottlieb Dr. Gottlieb   See fewer
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Howard Cosell
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Frank Gifford
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Jim McKay
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Bud Palmer
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Joe Kapp
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Bill Toomey
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Clarence Muse
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Leigh Christian
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Virginia Capers
Native Woman Native Woman   See fewer
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Philip Ahn
Old Chinaman Old Chinaman   See fewer
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John Lupton
Race Starter Race Starter   See fewer
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Sarah Selby
Woman on Safari Woman on Safari   See fewer
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Russ Conway
Judge with Stopwatch Judge with Stopwatch   See fewer
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Al Checco
Dr. Checco Dr. Checco   See fewer
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Dick Wilson
Drunk in Bar Drunk in Bar   See fewer
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Dorothy Shay
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Jack Griffin
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David Mooney
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Pete Carroll
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Peter Paul Eastman
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Bob Harks
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Hans Moebus
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Football Player #31 (uncredited) Football Player #31 (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 1,345 votes