• Comedy
  • Rated: G,PG,U,10-12 PG
  • Director: Alex March
  • Writer: Lawrence Roman, George Plimpton
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Desperate to fulfill a magazine contract and to shut up his nagging editor, prominent sports writer George Plimpton (Alan Alda) needs an idea for a story. An expert at participatory sports journalism -- he's already pitched poorly in a baseball game and been flattened in a boxing match -- the Harvard-educated, high-society New Yorker decides to give professional football a try. So he laces up his cleats and becomes the most unlikely member of the NFL's Detroit Lions.
  • Comedy
  • Rated: G,PG,U,10-12 PG
  • Director: Alex March
  • Writer: Lawrence Roman, George Plimpton

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  • (1968)

  • Comedy
  • Rated: G,PG,U,10-12 PG
  • Director: Alex March
  • Writer: Lawrence Roman, George Plimpton

Synopsis

Desperate to fulfill a magazine contract and to shut up his nagging editor, prominent sports writer George Plimpton (Alan Alda) needs an idea for a story. An expert at participatory sports journalism -- he's already pitched poorly in a baseball game and been flattened in a boxing match -- the Harvard-educated, high-society New Yorker decides to give professional football a try. So he laces up his cleats and becomes the most unlikely member of the NFL's Detroit Lions.

Starring
  • Alan Alda
    Lauren Hutton
    David Doyle
    Ann Turkel
    Joe Schmidt
    Alex Karras
    Frank Gifford
    Sugar Ray Robinson
    Roy Scheider
    Mike Bersell
    Ernie Clark
    Ernie Harwell
    John Gordy
    Mike Lucci
    Pat Studstill