On the greeting board for the team breakfast at the hotel towards the end of the movie lists the Sturm - Cordileone wedding reception . Both Lou Cordileone, and Jerry Sturm were players for the New Orleans Saints. See more »
Who dat! I must explain that my family moved around a bit so when I was 8 years old and finally getting into football, I looked around for a NFL team to root for. Since I had lived in New England, Ohio and D.C. - I had no allegiance to those local teams but then I was lucky enough to meet Archie Manning in person (up in D.C.). He was so nice and gracious and asked me to root for the Saints so I said yes! Little did I know I was in for decades of heartache but I love die-hard loyal fans and Ive always rooted for them. So in 1969 when this film came out with Charlotn Heston as a Saints football player, I couldn't wait to see it. My parents heard was too "adult" for me so I had to wait until 1970 and see it on TV. Meh. It was rather plodding, the acting and the cast is good and it was directed by the eclectic Tom Gries (who had also directed Heston the year before in the excellent Western, WILL PENNY). It's exciting to see Tulane Stadium and other members of the 1968 Saints, but Billy Kilmer, the then Saints QB and would go on & play for the Washington team said "Heston was too damn skinny to be a NFL QB"
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