Paper Lion

1968, Movie, G, 105 mins

In 1966, George Plimpton wrote a series of articles for Sports Illustrated based on his firsthand experiences in the world of professional sports, including pitching in baseball's All-Star Game and fighting a few rounds with onetime middleweight champ Sugar Ray Robinson. Adapted from Plimpton's best-selling book of the same name, PAPER LION is the amusing, occasionally insightful depiction of another of the writer's forays into pro sports, his summer spent in the training camp of football's Detroit Lions. Although Alda (in his film debut as Plimpton) tries at first to pass himself off as a real free-agent quarterback, it becomes obvious almost immediately wh...
Released: 1968 Rated: G Length: 105 mins

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