Jim the World's Greatest

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Jim the World's Greatest
Directed by Don Coscarelli
Craig Mitchell
Produced by Don Coscarelli
Written by Don Coscarelli
Craig Mitchell
Starring Gregory Harrison
Reggie Bannister
Angus Scrimm
Marla Pennington
Music by Fred Myrow
Cinematography Don Coscarelli
Rexford L. Metz
Craig Mitchell
Edited by J. Terry Williams
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
January 1976
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $250,000

Jim the World's Greatest is a 1976 drama film written and directed by Don Coscarelli and Craig Mitchell. The movie was produced when Coscarelli and Mitchell were 17-year-olds,[dubious ] while being financed by their parents at a stated cost of $250,000.[1][2]


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.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b "Jim, the World's Greatest". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Synopsis of Jim, the World's Greatest". Amctv.com. 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 

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