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The World's Greatest Athlete

The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)

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Release Date: Feb 2, 1973 Wide

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One of the best of the early-1970s Disney farces, The World's Greatest Athlete stars Jan-Michael Vincent in the title role. A "wild boy" living off the land in the jungles of Africa, Vincent is discovered by coaches Tim Conway and John Amos. Cursed with a last-place college athletic lineup, Conway and Amos hope that Vincent will pull them out of their years-long slump. And he does, but not before several Disneyesque slapstick highlights, not to mention a handful of amusing special-effects gags

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Aug 2, 2005

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Pedestrian Disney has its family film humor moments.

July 21, 2006
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Remember loving this when I saw it as a kid. But the reason was because Jan-Michael Vincent was SO CUTE! I have to feeling that if I was to revisit this, that's the ONLY thing I would find good about it.
July 6, 2009
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Great Disney live action movie from the 70's.
September 21, 2011
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Enjoyable Disney outing.
July 16, 2008
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