Based on George Plimptons 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
Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times