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Number One (1969)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 21 August 1969 (USA)
The story of Cat Catlan (Heston), a washed up quarterback who turns to drink and women to solve his problems. But he soon discovers that his problems are just beginning.

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Tom Gries
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlton Heston ... Ron Catlan
Jessica Walter ... Julie Catlan
Bruce Dern ... Richie Fowler
John Randolph ... Jim Southerd
Diana Muldaur ... Ann Marley
Al Hirt ... Al Hirt
Mike Henry ... Walt Chaffee
Roy Jenson ... Roy Nelson
G.D. Spradlin ... Doc Tristler
Bobby Troup ... Harvey Hess
Bart Burns ... Coach Davis
George Sperdakos ... Doctor Overstreet
Steve Franken ... Robin
Billy Holliday Billy Holliday ... Trainer
Don Criqui Don Criqui ... Cal Woodward
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Storyline

The story of Cat Catlan (Heston), a washed up quarterback who turns to drink and women to solve his problems. But he soon discovers that his problems are just beginning. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Let's hear it for number one. He's got nowhere to go but down. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The coach said that their first regular season game was against Dallas. In actuality in the 1969 season (The Saint's third), Dallas was the second game. (Washington was first). See more »

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~ Little Known Fact ~
18 January 2011 | by SMcKinseySee all my reviews

In the final scene when Catlan is crushed by the Dallas defense (actually portrayed by Saints players Mike Tilleman, Dave Rowe and Fred Whittingham), neither Heston nor the producer felt the hit on him was realistic enough, so Heston asked them to cut loose to make it look authentic. On the second take, the trio slammed the actor to the ground, breaking three of his ribs!!

As for a better actor to play this part or the "realism" as criticized below, Hogwash. I can't think of many actors back then or NOW that would take a hit like Heston did for any movie.

I enjoyed the show, LOVED the football scenes, liked the 60's look and feel of the show, and still love watching Charlton Heston movies. May he R.I.P.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1969 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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