The World's Greatest Athlete1973

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The World's Greatest Athlete
Directed by:
Robert Scheerer

Released in the USA on February 04 of 1973, "The World's Greatest Athlete" (also known as "Big Boy - Der aus dem Dschungel kam", "Nanù, il figlio della giungla") is a Comedy/Family/Sport film directed by Robert Scheerer . Tim Conway is starring, alongside Jan-Michael Vincent, John Amos, Roscoe Lee Browne, Dayle Haddon and Billy De Wolfe.

Who is the director of "The World's Greatest Athlete":

The World's Greatest Athlete was directed by Robert Scheerer, an American actor, and director.

Before directing The World's Greatest Athlete, Robert Scheerer had directed Adam at Six A.M., released in 1970. Since, he directed How to Beat the High Co$t of Living, released in 1980.

When was "The World's Greatest Athlete" released:

The World's Greatest Athlete was initially released on Sunday, February 04, 1973, in the United States.. This was forty-six (46) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, October 04, 1973 in Germany and on Saturday, March 27, 1976 in Japan.

What is the casting of "The World's Greatest Athlete":

At the casting of The World's Greatest Athlete we find Tim Conway, previously seen in ; Jan-Michael Vincent (The Mechanic (1972), The Undefeated (1969)); John Amos (Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971), Vanishing Point (1971)) [ more... ]

  • Joe Kapp and Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford also appeared in Two-Minute Warning, released in 1976.
  • Don Pedro Colley, Vito Scotti and Liam Dunn can all be seen in Herbie Rides Again, released in 1974.
  • Leon Askin and Danny Goldman, Liam Dunn can be seen in Young Frankenstein, released in 1974.
  • Liam Dunn and Tim Conway can be seen in The Shaggy D.A., released in 1976.

What is the Storyline of "The World's Greatest Athlete":

As the movie begins, college athletic coach Sam Archer (Amos) and his assistant Milo Jackson (Conway) are trapped in classic establishing-shot roles: they are the coaches at Merrivale College, and their teams invariably lose. A series of plot coincidences sends the pair to Africa, where they catch sight of the Tarzan-like Nanu, who can outrun a cheetah in full bound.

Seeing this, the coaching staff quickly whip out their recruitment pen and papers, but soon fall (literally) into the clutches [...]

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