Paper Lion (1968) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Paper Lion

Alex March, 1968

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Paper Lion
George Plimpton, 1966

Paper Lion is a movie directed by Alex March in 1968 and based on the book Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback by George Plimpton, first published in 1966. The movie features Alan Alda, Lauren Hutton, Joe Schmidt, Alex Karras, John Gordy, Mike Lucci, and others.

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RATING

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Movie Poster: Paper Lion (Alex March, 1968)

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Book Cover: Paper Lion (George Plimpton, 1966)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Paper Lion, the 1966 book by George Plimpton.

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Storyline

George Plimpton, a writer for Sports Illustrated, has been indulging in a variety of Walter Mitty-like whims and stunts, trying his hand at being a professional athlete, then writing about the experience. During a game of touch football, his editor gets an idea that Plimpton should try going to a professional football team’s training camp as a player. A number of teams say no, but the Detroit Lions agree.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Paper Lion, the 1968 movie by Alex March

Year

1968

Minutes

107

Movie Rate

6.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

Paper Lion

Country: USA

Year: 1968

Length: 1h47m

Cover of Paper Lion, the 1966 book by George Plimpton

Year

1966

Pages

416

Book Rate

7.96

S: Goodreads

Book

Paper Lion

Subtitle: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

Country: USA

First published in: 1966

Length: 416 pages

Genre: Biography

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