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The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)





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This Disney farce stars Jan-Michael Vincent as 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 line-up, Conway and Amos hope that Vincent will pull them out of their years-long slump.

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John Amos
as Coach Sam Archer
Tim Conway
as Milo Jackson
Dayle Haddon
as Jane Douglas
Nancy Walker
as Mrs. Petersen
Danny Goldman
as Leopold Maxwell
Vito Scotti
as Sports Fan
Clarence Muse
as Gazenga's Assistant
Liam Dunn
as Dr. Winslow
Leon Askin
as Dr. Gottlieb
Ivor Francis
as Dean Bellamy
Bill Toomey
as TV Spotter
Joe Kapp
as Buzzer Kozak
Jim McKay
as Himself
Bud Palmer
as Himself
Virginia Capers
as Native Woman
John Lupton
as Race Starter
Russ Conway
as Judge with Stopwatch
Dick Wilson
as Drunk in bar
Philip Ahn
as Old Chinaman
Sarah Selby
as Woman on Safari
Al Checco
as Dr. Checco
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Critic Reviews for The World's Greatest Athlete

All Critics (2)

Pedestrian Disney has its family film humor moments.

July 21, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The World's Greatest Athlete


Great Disney live action movie from the 70's.

Sean Gillespie
Sean Gillespie

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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.

Cindy I
Cindy I

Super Reviewer


Enjoyable Disney outing.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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