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      Number One

      PG Released Aug 21, 1969 1h 45m Drama List
      Reviews 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Mike Scott Times-Picayune With its melancholy and melodramatic tone, (it) offers a fairly interesting study of the fragility ... of the late-1960s male ego. Interesting though it is, that’s also the most cringe-inducing aspect of the film’s distinct period patina. Rated: 2/4 Jul 14, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Aldo G Fans of the the late 1960s NFL might get a kick out of watching actual game footage of the New Orleans Saints. But, even an untrained eye will notice that Charleton Heston comes no where near matching the throwing motion of the Saints QB, Billy Kilmer. Heston's performance as a morose, quarrelsome QB coming to the end of a long pro career never attracts sympathy. As a football fan, I found some aspects of the film interesting. As a movie fan, the whole thing was fumbled by a weak storyline. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Tom Gries
      Producer
      Walter Seltzer
      Screenwriter
      David Moessinger
      Production Co
      Walter Seltzer Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 21, 1969, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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