The World's Greatest Athlete Poster

Release Date: 1973

DVD Release Date: August 2nd, 2005

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: Family, Comedy

Keywords: Competition, Transformation, Endearing, Lighthearted, 1970s, Amusing