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1970s Sports Movies

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Heaven Can Wait(1978)

PG
| 1h 41min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 132 votes)

Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently-murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant—the murderers—are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.

Le Mans(1971)

G
| 1h 44min | Action, Drama
3.5/5 (with 77 votes)

Filmed during the annual 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans, Michael Delaney is a Porsche driver haunted by the memory of an accident at the previous year's race in which a competing driver was killed. Delaney also finds himself increasingly infatuated with the man's widow.

Penitentiary(1979)

R
| 1h 39min | Action, Drama, Crime
2.7/5 (with 9 votes)

A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole and to establish his dominance over the prison's toughest gang.

Directed by Jamaa Fanaka

Los golpes bajos(1974)

1h 35min | Drama

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Directed by Mario Sábato - With Adrián Ghio, Héctor Alterio, Hugo Arana, Aldo Barbero, Rodolfo Brindisi, Martín Coria, ...

The World's Greatest Athlete(1973)

G
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Kids & Family
2.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Stuck with a feeble sports department, college coach Sam Archer (John Amos) faces the ax unless he can reverse the school's athletic fortunes. An African vacation with his assistant (Tim Conway) answers Archer's prayers when he spots the athletically gifted Nanu (Jan-Michael Vincent). Sam counts on Nanu's remarkable abilities to put the team back on the winning track. This upbeat farce boasts an impressive cast of comedians.

The Butt(1974)

2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

Six year old Johan, a.k.a. Fimpen, loves football. One day his talents are discovered. It doesn't take long before Fimpen gets to travel around with the national team. Fimpen becomes an idol and media wants a piece of him all the time. It gets hard to catch up in school.

Directed by Bo Widerberg - With Monica Zetterlund, Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Georg Ericson, Ronnie Hellström, Ralf Edström, Ove Grahn, ...

Bleacher Bums(1979)

1h 25min | TV Movie, Comedy

Bleacher Bums takes place in the bleachers of Chicago's Wrigley Field. The characters are a bunch of Chicago Cubs fans, watching a game in progress on a summer afternoon.

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story(1978)

1h 40min | TV Movie, Drama
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story was a 1978 made for TV movie telling the story of Ron LeFlore, a troubled Detroit youth who rose from Michigan prisons to star in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers. The movie was based on LeFlore's autobiography, Breakout: From Prison to the Big Leagues. It follows LeFlore from his heroin addiction, to his time in Michigan's Jackson State Penitentiary, and tells of his discovery in prison by Billy Martin, who was then the manager of the Detroit Tigers. The role of Ron LeFlore was played by LeVar Burton. Larry B. Scott portrayed Ron LeFlore's younger brother. Former Detroit manager Billy Martin played himself, and former Tiger players Norm Cash, Bill Freehan, Al Kaline, and Jim Northrup also appeared as themselves. The movie first aired on CBS Television on September 26, 1978.

Directed by William A. Graham - With LeVar Burton

Murder at the World Series(1977)

1h 40min | Thriller, Drama, TV Movie
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A disturbed young man threatens violence at the World Series after failing to make the Houston Astros.

The Super Fight(1970)

1h 10min | Drama, Fantasy
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Retired, undefeated Heavyweight World champion Rocky Marciano and the then current undefeated Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, sparred together with the footage then being edited to the instructions of a computer that had been designed to work out the result of this fantasy fight.

Directed by Murray Woroner - With Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Angelo Dundee, Ferdie Pacheco, James J. Braddock, Joe Louis, ...

The Kid from Left Field(1979)

NR
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Kids & Family, TV Movie
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A television remake of the 1953 feature film. Stars Gary Coleman.

One By One(1975)

1h 26min | Documentary
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

Intended to be about the passing of the torch from Stewart to Cevert; One By One is a documentary chronicling the lives of Formula 1 racers in the seventies.

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