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The One and Only (1978)

PG
97 min | Comedy, Romance

1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out ...See more1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out much harder than he expected. Most directors take offense at his free interpretation of his roles. Desperate, he tries in wrestling. To avoid getting beaten up he stages the fights - and incidentally invents show-wrestling. Written by Tom Zoerner See less
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Feb 3, 1978 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Henry Winkler
Andy Schmidt Andy Schmidt   See fewer
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Kim Darby
Mary Crawford Mary Crawford   See fewer
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Gene Saks
Sidney Seltzer Sidney Seltzer   See fewer
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William Daniels
Mr. Crawford Mr. Crawford   See fewer
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Harold Gould
Hector Moses Hector Moses   See fewer
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Polly Holliday
Mrs. Crawford Mrs. Crawford   See fewer
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Hervé Villechaize
Milton Miller Milton Miller   See fewer
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Bill Baldwin
Announcer in Des Moines Announcer in Des Moines   See fewer
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Anthony Battaglia
Little Andy Little Andy   See fewer
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Ed Begley Jr.
Arnold - The King Arnold - The King   See fewer
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Peter Brocco
Autograph Hound Autograph Hound   See fewer
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Brandon Cruz
Sherman Sherman   See fewer
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Lucy Lee Flippin
Agatha Franklen Agatha Franklen   See fewer
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Charles Frank
Paul Harris Paul Harris   See fewer
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Chavo Guerrero Sr.
Indian Joe (as Chavo Guerrero) Indian Joe (as Chavo Guerrero)   See fewer
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H.B. Haggerty
Captain Nemo Captain Nemo   See fewer
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Dennis James
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Jean Le Bouvier
Wrestling Fanatic Wrestling Fanatic   See fewer
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Ralph Manza
Bellman Bellman   See fewer
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Ken Olfson
Mr. Arnold Mr. Arnold   See fewer
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Jack Scalici
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Amzie Strickland
House Mother House Mother   See fewer
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Mary Woronov
Arlene Arlene   See fewer
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Richard Karron
The Elephant The Elephant   See fewer
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Audrey Campbell
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vincent Di Paolo
Angry Spectator (uncredited) Angry Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Gilman
Man in library (uncredited) Man in library (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Lane
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene LeBell
Reigning World Wrestling Champion (uncredited) Reigning World Wrestling Champion (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Lennon Sr.
Ring Announcer in New York (uncredited) Ring Announcer in New York (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Nichols II
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roddy Piper
Leatherneck Joe Brady (uncredited) Leatherneck Joe Brady (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 592 votes