The Greatest Man in the World

The Greatest Man in the World

  • NR
  • 1980
  • 51 min
  • 6.4  (36)

Only the off-beat humor of writing great, James Thurber could bring to life a "hero" like Jack Smurch, played by Brad Davis. Fortified with only a gallon of gin and a salami, Smurch bests even Lindberg with the first non-stop, around the world flight. During the four days he's airborne, this unknown kid becomes a world hero. But, on the ground, a young reporter, anxious to tell the world about their new idol, learns Smurch is bad news. An arrogant, illiterate lout with a police record, Smurch's only interests are "parties, broads and dough." But, the reporter is silenced and Smurch is locked up until the press and politicos can make him into their kind of American hero at any cost.

The Greatest Man In The World
The Greatest Man In The World

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Only the off-beat humor of writing great, James Thurber could bring to life a "hero" like Jack Smurch, played by Brad Davis. Fortified with only a gallon of gin and a salami, Smurch bests even Lindberg with the first non-stop, around the world flight. During the four days he's airborne, this unknown kid becomes a world hero. But, on the ground, a young reporter, anxious to tell the world about their new idol, learns Smurch is bad news. An arrogant, illiterate lout with a police record, Smurch's only interests are "parties, broads and dough." But, the reporter is silenced and Smurch is locked up until the press and politicos can make him into their kind of American hero at any cost.

The Greatest Man in the World is a 1980 comedy with a runtime of 51 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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  • Release Date
    1980
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    51 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (36)