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Gus (1976)

The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Ted Key (story), Arthur Alsberg | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Hank Cooper
Don Knotts ... Coach Venner
Gary Grimes ... Andy Petrovic
Tim Conway ... Crankcase
Louise Williams ... Debbie Kovac (as Liberty Williams)
Dick Van Patten ... Cal Wilson
Ronnie Schell ... Joe Barnsdale
Bob Crane ... Pepper
Johnny Unitas Johnny Unitas ... Himself
Dick Butkus ... Rob Cargil
Harold Gould ... Charles Gwynn
Tom Bosley ... Spinner
Titos Vandis ... Papa Petrovic
Hanna Landy ... Mama Petrovic (as Hanna Hertelendy)
Liam Dunn ... Dr. Morgan
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Storyline

The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so happy. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gus - kaikkien aikojen aasinpotku See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,873,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,873,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The chase scene playing on the drive-in screen is from Disney's The Million Dollar Duck (1971), also directed by Vincent McEveety. See more »

Goofs

At about 56:25, there is one frame of black screen in-between Gary Grimes tying the blankets and Tim Conway waiting outside the hospital room. See more »

Quotes

Andy Petrovic: Ready Gus. Oich!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

The Washington Post March
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Laugh-out-loud funny. . .
15 April 2002 | by Missy CSee all my reviews

As others have said, the plot is just totally unreal. But the cast, bless their hearts, play this one straight and before you know it, you're sucked in watching. Tim Conway and Tom Bosley pretty much steal the show--my husband, 6-year-old daughter, and I roll on the floor laughing every time we watch this and it's time for the scenes in the hotel and grocery store. Also, worth mentioning are Bob Crane (as the "Old PepperPot"--a sports announcer who's even more obnoxious than Dick Vitale) and football great Johnny Unitas (who can't get a word in edgewise to do the play-by-play). Oh, yes--Dick Enberg's in this one--it was filmed when he still had hair! This one ends with a little twist, too.

Great viewing for the whole family, or for one of those nights you want to have friends over and just laugh yourself silly. . .


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