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Paper Lion (1968)

Based on George Plimpton’s story for Sports Illustrated and his ensuing best-selling book, Paper Lion tells the story of how a 36-year-old Plimpton joins the Detroit Lions as a third string quarterback which culminates in him playing in a live scrimmage before thousands of paying fans. Alan Alda plays Plimpton, with Lauren Hutton as his love interest. Others include Alex Karras, Frank Gifford, and Vince Lombardi.UNITED ARTIST FILMS