This mostly silly, sometimes amusing, but in general flat football comedy would have lost a fortune had not the University of Notre Dame (which objected to a scene in which Fighting Irish players are entertained by harem girls) sued the studio, drawing the curious to the theaters. Crenna,
an infamous football player-turned-U2 pilot, crash-lands in the fictional Middle Eastern nation of Fawzia, whose ruler (hammily portrayed by Ustinov) presents the American with an ultimatum: either coach the football team the king is assembling for his son--who was cut by Notre Dame--or prepare
for a trip to the USSR. The king then informs the US State Department that if it still ...