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Like Father, Like Son

1961
1h 30m
Drama/Romance
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Cast

Tom Laughlin (Chris Wotan)Stefanie Powers (Ginny Miller)William Wellman Jr. (John)Robert Fuca (Priest)Linda March (Tury Martin)James Stacy (Art)Chris Robinson (Bobby)Dennis O'Flaherty (Marty)Bob Colonna (Harry)Roxanne Heard (Joan Meyers)Jack Starrett (Football Coach Jennings)John Burns (Head Coach Ferguson)Ed Cook (Assistant Coach Webster)Jane Taylor (Tury's Friend)Conny Van Dyke (Jane's Friend)Julia Paul (Mrs. Martin)Charles Heard (Mr. Wotan)Dorothy Downey (Mrs. Wotan)

Director

Tom Laughlin

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Synopsis

The story of a small-town football star, Chris Wotan, who defies society, morals and his God and gets into so much trouble that he is expelled from school. Told in flashbacks, usually in confession to the priest, Chris sets the tone early in the opening scene where he screams oaths before the altar and smashes a religious statue in a blind rage. Whether this is before or after a 14-year-old sexpot, Joan Meyers, corners him in the church choir-loft or when the parents of a pleasure-seeking rich girl, Tury by name, catch him in bed with Tury. And his father is the town sot and has to be bailed out of jail about once a week.

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