• Number One (1969)

Number One

Release Date: 1969

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Ron Catlan (Charlton Heston) isn't the same football player he used to be. When the aging Saints quarterback injures his knee, the situation quickly gets worse. On the field, he contends with his injury and a talented rookie (Richard Elkins) who further threatens his career. Off the field, he alienates his wife (Jessica Walter) as he turns to drink and pursues an affair with a young woman (Diana Muldaur). The former champion struggles to hold on before he plummets to the bottom.

Cast: Charlton Heston, Jessica Walter, Bruce Dern, John Randolph, Diana Muldaur, G.D. Spradlin, Richard Elkins, Mike Henry

Director: Tom Gries

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Fall, Engaging, Rivalry, 1960s, Wife