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Gus (1976)






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In this Disney film, Hank Cooper (Ed Asner) the owner of a losing professional football team, recruits Gus, a Yugoslavian soccer player, to his team. Even though Gus is a mule, he figures the animal can be taught to make field-goal kicks. Despite the outrage of his team, and sabotage efforts by Crankcase, Spinner and Gwymm (Tim Conway, Tom Bosley and Harold Gould), Gus the Mule kicks his team all the way to a championship. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Arthur Alsberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 14, 2003
Walt Disney Productions


Edward Asner
as Hank Cooper
Don Knotts
as Coach Venner
Gary Grimes
as Andy Petrovic
Tim Conway
as Crankcase
Liberty Williams
as Debbie Kovac
Dick Van Patten
as Cal Wilson
Ronnie Schell
as Joe Barnsdale
Bob Crane
as Pepper
Dick Butkus
as Rob Cargil
Harold Gould
as Charles Gwynn
Tom Bosley
as Spinner
Dick Enberg
as Atoms Announcer
George Putnam
as TV Interviewer
Stu Nahan
as LA Sportscaster
Titos Vandis
as Papa Petrvic
Hanna Hertelendy
as Mama Petrovic
Liam Dunn
as Dr. Morgan
Kenneth Tobey
as Asst. Warden
Irwin Charone
as Hotel Clerk
Timothy Brown
as Calvin Barnes
Jackson Bostwick
as Stjepan Petrovic
John Orchard
as Pemberton Captain
Richard Kiel
as Tall Man
Henry Slate
as Fan at W.A.X.
Larry McCormick
as N.Y. Broadcaster
Danny Wells
as Referee
Iris Adrian
as Fan's Wife
James Almanzar
as Coach Garcia
Bryan O'Byrne
as Grocery Store Mgr.
James Brown
as Mammoth Coach
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Critic Reviews for Gus

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Kids will get a kick out of this mule tale.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

October 3, 2005

Audience Reviews for Gus


★★1/2 (out of four)

A fair Disney comedy with their typical flare for the unbelievable. The situations are silly and chaotic like you would expect. The film does have its moments of laughter, but not enough to give a recommendation.

The Atom's, a football team, has been on a losing streak for quite some time. With little reason to believe that things could turn around anytime soon, the coach hires a new kicker in the form of a mule.

Things start to turn around so poor Gus becomes targeted in a kidnapping plot to keep him from playing.

Many Disney regulars are on board like Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Ed Asner and some new one like Gary Grimes (he disappeared from movies right after that and has never been heard from again).


Steve Smith

Is it a great film? Nope. Is it goofy? Yup. Just something about a 70's Disney screwball comedy with good comedic actors, a mule and NFL football. eeee awwww!

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