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* HollywoodVoodoo: Gazenga's chief weapon, anything from the standard dolls (which he uses to hurt Nanu at points and make him fall behind on his run) to shrinking potions. Also backfires on him at one point, when Milo makes a Gazenga doll and doesn't thinks it's working but doesn't notices that as he's shaking the doll around he's flinging Gazenga several feet into the air.

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* HollywoodVoodoo: Gazenga's chief weapon, anything from the standard dolls (which he uses to hurt Nanu at points and make him fall behind on his run) to shrinking potions. Also backfires on him at one point, when Milo makes a Gazenga doll and doesn't thinks think it's working but working. He doesn't notices notice that as he's shaking the doll around around, he's flinging Gazenga several feet into the air.


* HollywoodVoodoo: Gazenga's chief weapon, anything from the standard dolls (which he uses to hurt Nanu at points and make him fall behind on his run) to shrinking potions. Also backfires on him at one point, when Milo makes a Gazenga doll and doesn't thinks it's working but doesn't notices that as he's shaking the doll around he's flinging Gazenga several feet into the air.



* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Poor Milo gets shrink by Gazenga at one point.

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* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Poor Milo gets shrink shrinked by Gazenga at one point.



* NosyNeighbor: While she's technically the landlady, Ms. Peterson qualifies. First time we see her she keeps glaring at Sam, Milo and Nanu like a scientist examining a petri dish. Admittedly she does have poor eyesight, but that doesn't excuse her creepy stocker like demeanor as they walk by.

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* NosyNeighbor: While she's technically the landlady, Ms. Peterson qualifies. First time we see her she keeps glaring at Sam, Milo and Nanu like a scientist examining a petri dish. Admittedly she does have poor eyesight, but that doesn't excuse her creepy stocker like stalker-like demeanor as they walk by.


* [[ExitPursuedByABear Exit Pursued By A Tiger]]: Leopold is eventually chased down by Harry.
* {{Expy}}: Nanu shares a few obvious traits with {{Tarzan}}.

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* [[ExitPursuedByABear ExitPursuedByABear: Exit Pursued By A Tiger]]: Tiger: Leopold is eventually chased down by Harry.
* {{Expy}}: Nanu shares a few obvious traits with {{Tarzan}}.Franchise/{{Tarzan}}.


''The World's Greatest Athlete'' is a 1973 live-action Creator/{{Disney}} film about two college coaches, Sam Archer (John Amos) and his assistant Milo Jackson (Tim Conway). A series of coincidences sends the pair to Africa, where they catch sight of the {{Tarzan}}-like Nanu (Jan-Michael Vincent), a man who can outrun a cheetah in full bound.

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''The World's Greatest Athlete'' is a 1973 live-action Creator/{{Disney}} film about two college coaches, Sam Archer (John Amos) and his assistant Milo Jackson (Tim Conway). A series of coincidences sends the pair to Africa, where they catch sight of the {{Tarzan}}-like Franchise/{{Tarzan}}-like Nanu (Jan-Michael Vincent), a man who can outrun a cheetah in full bound.


* HiddenDepths: While Sam initially tricked Nanu into coming to America in order to finally coach an athlete who can win at ''something'' he seems to genuinely care for the young man when [[spoiler: Gazenga keeps interfering.]]

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* HiddenDepths: While Sam initially tricked Nanu into coming to America in order to finally coach an athlete who can win at ''something'' he ''something''. He seems to genuinely care for the young man when [[spoiler: Gazenga keeps interfering.]]

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* NewscasterCameo: Frank Gifford interviews Gazenga and Howard Cosell commentates on the NCAA Track & Field Championship.

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* ShoutOut: The UBC network from ''The Barefoot Executive'' makes a reappearance, covering Nanu's story.


'''The Worlds Greatest Athlete''' is a Disney film about two college coaches Sam Archer and his assistant, Milo Jackson. A series of coincidences sends the pair to Africa, where they catch sight of the Tarzan-like Nanu, a man who can outrun a cheetah in full bound.

Seeing this, the men quickly attempt to recruit the young man for their college team, but are confronted by Nanu's godfather, Gazenga. Gazenga believes that allowing Nanu into the world of competitive United States college athletics might be too much for the young and impressionable man. Disappointed but persistent, Sam and Milo learn that among Nanu and Gazenga's people, when one man saves the life of another, he has to become that man's protectorate for the rest of their lives and must follow the man he saved wherever he goes. After a few failed attempts, Sam and Milo are able to trick Nanu into ''saving'' him, from a stomachache. With the deed done, all three men (plus one stowed away tiger) get on a plane and head back to the U.S.

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'''The Worlds ''The World's Greatest Athlete''' Athlete'' is a Disney 1973 live-action Creator/{{Disney}} film about two college coaches coaches, Sam Archer (John Amos) and his assistant, assistant Milo Jackson. Jackson (Tim Conway). A series of coincidences sends the pair to Africa, where they catch sight of the Tarzan-like Nanu, {{Tarzan}}-like Nanu (Jan-Michael Vincent), a man who can outrun a cheetah in full bound.

Seeing this, the men quickly attempt to recruit the young man for their college team, but are confronted by Nanu's godfather, Gazenga.Gazenga (Roscoe Lee Browne). Gazenga believes that allowing Nanu into the world of competitive United States college athletics might be too much for the young and impressionable man. Disappointed but persistent, Sam and Milo learn that among Nanu and Gazenga's people, when one man saves the life of another, he has to become that man's protectorate for the rest of their lives and must follow the man he saved wherever he goes. After a few failed attempts, Sam and Milo are able to trick Nanu into ''saving'' him, from a stomachache. With the deed done, all three men (plus one stowed away tiger) get on a plane and head back to the U.S.


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'''The Worlds Greatest Athlete''' is a Disney film about two college coaches Sam Archer and his assistant Milo Jackson, their teams invariably lose. A coincidences sends the pair to Africa, where they catch sight of the Tarzan-like Nanu, a man who can outrun a cheetah in full bound.

Seeing this, the men quickly attempt to recruit the young man for their college team, but are confronted by Nanu's godfather, Gazenga. Gazenga believes that allowing Nanu into the world of competitive United States college athletics might be to much for the young and impressionable man. Disappointed but persistent, Sam and Milo learn that among Nanu and Gazenga's people. When one man saves the life of another, he has become that man's protectorate for the rest of both their lives and must follow the man he saved wherever he goes. After a few failed attempts, Sam and Milo are able to trick Nanu into ''saving'' him, from a stomach ach. With the deed done all three men (plus one stowed away tiger) get on a plane and head back to the U.S.

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'''The Worlds Greatest Athlete''' is a Disney film about two college coaches Sam Archer and his assistant assistant, Milo Jackson, their teams invariably lose. Jackson. A series of coincidences sends the pair to Africa, where they catch sight of the Tarzan-like Nanu, a man who can outrun a cheetah in full bound.

Seeing this, the men quickly attempt to recruit the young man for their college team, but are confronted by Nanu's godfather, Gazenga. Gazenga believes that allowing Nanu into the world of competitive United States college athletics might be to too much for the young and impressionable man. Disappointed but persistent, Sam and Milo learn that among Nanu and Gazenga's people. When people, when one man saves the life of another, he has to become that man's protectorate for the rest of both their lives and must follow the man he saved wherever he goes. After a few failed attempts, Sam and Milo are able to trick Nanu into ''saving'' him, from a stomach ach. stomachache. With the deed done done, all three men (plus one stowed away tiger) get on a plane and head back to the U.S.


* IOweYouMyLife: An interesting case, apparently in Nanu's tribe if one man saves the life of another he is then bond to that man for life, basically the rescuer goes wherever the rescue-y goes.

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* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Poor Milo gets shrink by Gazenga at one point.
* IOweYouMyLife: An interesting case, twist, apparently in Nanu's tribe if one man saves the life of another he is then bond to that man for life, basically the rescuer goes wherever the rescue-y goes.



* ZanyScheme: Archer and Jackson's elaborate plans to force Nanu into saving Archer's life. In the end they only pull it off by the skin of their teeth.

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* ZanyScheme: Archer and Jackson's elaborate plans to force Nanu into saving Archer's life. In the end they only pull it off by the skin of their teeth.teeth.
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Seeing this, the men quickly attempt to recruit the young man for their college team, but are confronted by Nanu's godfather, Gazenga. Gazenga believes that allowing Nanu into the world of competitive United States college athletics might be to much for the young and impressionable man. disappointed but persistent, Sam and Milo learn that among Nanu and Gazenga's people. When one man saves the life of another, he has become that man's protectorate for the rest of both their lives and must follow the man he saved wherever he goes. After a few failed attempts, Sam and Milo are able to trick Nanu into ''saving'' him, from a stomach ach. With the deed done all three men (plus one stowed away tiger) get on a plane and head back to the U.S.

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Seeing this, the men quickly attempt to recruit the young man for their college team, but are confronted by Nanu's godfather, Gazenga. Gazenga believes that allowing Nanu into the world of competitive United States college athletics might be to much for the young and impressionable man. disappointed Disappointed but persistent, Sam and Milo learn that among Nanu and Gazenga's people. When one man saves the life of another, he has become that man's protectorate for the rest of both their lives and must follow the man he saved wherever he goes. After a few failed attempts, Sam and Milo are able to trick Nanu into ''saving'' him, from a stomach ach. With the deed done all three men (plus one stowed away tiger) get on a plane and head back to the U.S.


* RaisedByNatives: Nanu was raised by Gazenga and his tribe.

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* RaisedByNatives: Nanu (the son of missionaries) was raised by Gazenga and his tribe.


* NosyNeighbor: While she's technically the landlady, Ms. Peterson qualifies. First time we see her she keeps glaring that Sam, Milo and Nanu like a doctor examining a petri dish. Admittedly she does have poor eyesight, but that doesn't excuse her creepy stocker like demeanor as they walk by.

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* NosyNeighbor: While she's technically the landlady, Ms. Peterson qualifies. First time we see her she keeps glaring that at Sam, Milo and Nanu like a doctor scientist examining a petri dish. Admittedly she does have poor eyesight, but that doesn't excuse her creepy stocker like demeanor as they walk by.


* HiddenDepths: While Sam initially tricked Nanu into coming to America in order to finally coach an athlete who can win at ''something'' he seems to genuinely for the young man when [[spoiler: Gazenga keeps interfering.]]

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* HiddenDepths: While Sam initially tricked Nanu into coming to America in order to finally coach an athlete who can win at ''something'' he seems to genuinely care for the young man when [[spoiler: Gazenga keeps interfering.]]


* WeirdnessCensor: Everyone except the main characters are often oblivious to the that a tiger in a coat and hat happens to be sitting next to them.

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* WeirdnessCensor: Everyone except the main characters are often oblivious to the fact that a tiger in a coat and hat happens to be sitting next to them.

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