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Paper Lion

5.6
25
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Original title
Paper Lion
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Lawrence Roman (Book: George Plimpton)
Music
Roger Kellaway
Cast
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Producer
Stuart Miller Productions
Genre
Comedy | Sports. American Football. Journalism
Synopsis / Plot
George Plimpton wants to write a story for Sports Illustrated on what it is like to be a quarterback for an NFL team. No one is willing to allow a klutzy amateur to go on the field for fear he'll kill himself. After several teams turn him down, Plimpton got the Detroit Lions to let him go to training camp. He tries to keep his true identity a secret from the real players. This is based on a true incident and many of the players play themselves in the movie.
Awards
1968: Golden Globes: Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer - Male (Alan Alda)
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