Skip to main content

G| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Head coach Sam Archer (John Amos) and his right-hand man, Milo Jackson (Tim Conway), have been leading Merrivale College's track team to a succession of last-place finishes. A chance visit to Africa brings Sam and Milo the athlete of their dreams: an orphan wild-child named Nanu (Jan-Michael Vincent). The hapless coaches convince Nanu to leave his carefree life in the jungle for the cutthroat world of college athletics where, naturally, not all goes according to plan.

Cast: Tim Conway , Jan-Michael Vincent , John Amos , Roscoe Lee Browne , Dayle Haddon , Billy De Wolfe , Nancy Walker , Danny Goldman

Director: Robert Scheerer

Genres: Comedy

The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)

Release Date: January 1st, 1973|1 hr. 33 min.

watch now

similar movies

  • Rio (2011)

  • Bears (2014)

  • Cars 2 (2011)

  • Ratatouille (2007)

  • Gus (1976)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings