Jim the World's Greatest

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Jim the World's Greatest
Jim the World's Greatest.jpg
Directed byDon Coscarelli
Craig Mitchell
Produced byDon Coscarelli
Written byDon Coscarelli
Craig Mitchell
StarringGregory Harrison
Reggie Bannister
Angus Scrimm
Marla Pennington
Music byFred Myrow
CinematographyDon Coscarelli
Rexford L. Metz
Craig Mitchell
Edited byJ. Terry Williams
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
January 1976
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

Jim the World's Greatest is a 1976 drama film written and directed by Don Coscarelli and Craig Mitchell. The movie began production when Coscarelli and Mitchell were 18-year-olds,[1] while being financed by their parents at a stated cost of $250,000.[2][3]


Jim, a troubled teenager, lives with his alcoholic father and younger brother. When not protecting his brother from his abusive father, Jim engages in the usual teen activities of football, parties and girlfriends.[2][3]



  1. ^ Coscarelli, Don (2018). True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking. St. Martin's Press. p. 39. ISBN 978-1-250-19324-7.
  2. ^ a b "Jim, the World's Greatest". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  3. ^ a b "Synopsis of Jim, the World's Greatest". Amctv.com. 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2010-01-25.

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