Number One

74
  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1969
  • Running time: 105 min
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... read more
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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.

Original Release

08/21/1969

US Release

08/21/1969

Cast

Charlton Heston Ron Catlan / Ron "Cat" Catlan
Jessica Walter Julie Catlan
Bruce Dern Richie Fowler
John Randolph Jim Southerd / Coach James Southerd
Diana Muldaur Ann Marley
G.D. Spradlin Doctor Tristler / Doc Tristler
Richard Elkins Kelly Williams
Mike Henry Walt Chaffee
Bobby Troup Harvey Hess
Al Hirt Himself / Al Hirt
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tom Gries

Writers

David Moessinger

Cast

Charlton Heston Ron Catlan / Ron "Cat" Catlan
Jessica Walter Julie Catlan
Bruce Dern Richie Fowler
John Randolph Jim Southerd / Coach James Southerd
Diana Muldaur Ann Marley
G.D. Spradlin Doctor Tristler / Doc Tristler
Richard Elkins Kelly Williams
Mike Henry Walt Chaffee
Bobby Troup Harvey Hess
Al Hirt Himself / Al Hirt
Ernie Barnes Deke Coleman
Danny Abramowicz New Orleans Saints
Doug Atkins New Orleans Saints
Bob Bennett Penny Forber
Bart Burns Coach Davis
Lionel Escude Reporter
Steve Franken Robin
Roy Jenson Roy Nelson
Vic Schwenk Pete Roland
Lauren Simon Waitress at Al Hirt's

Producers

Editors

Richard K. Brockway

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