The Greatest Man in the World (1980)
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The Greatest Man in the World (1980)

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Only the off-beat humor of writing great, James Thurber could bring to life a "hero" like Jack Smurch, played by Brad Davis. Fortified with only a gallon of gin and a salami, Smurch bests even Lindberg with the first non-stop, around the world flight. Dur… View More
Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Ralph Rosenblum
Starring Brad Davis, Reed Birney, John McMartin, Howard DaSilva View More

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Movie Summary

Only the off-beat humor of writing great, James Thurber could bring to life a "hero" like Jack Smurch, played by Brad Davis. Fortified with only a gallon of gin and a salami, Smurch bests even Lindberg with the first non-stop, around the world flight. During the four days he's airborne, this unknown kid becomes a world hero. But, on the ground, a young reporter, anxious to tell the world about their new idol, learns Smurch is bad news. An arrogant, illiterate lout with a police record, Smurch's only interests are "parties, broads and dough." But, the reporter is silenced and Smurch is locked up until the press and politicos can make him into their kind of American hero at any cost.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Ralph Rosenblum
Starring Brad Davis, Reed Birney, John McMartin, Howard DaSilva, Carol Kane, William Prince, Sudie Bond, Henry Fonda, Russell Horton
Studio Name Monterey Media
Release Date 1980
VUDU Release Date 01/15/2012
Rating Not Rated About Ratings
Running Time 48 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Full Frame, Dolby Digital

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