Monday, December 19, 2011

The One & Only

The One & Only has emerged on cable television after a lengthy absence. Originally released in the 1970s with Henry Winkler of Happy Days as a failed actor who finds his calling in pro wrestling.The movie is set in New York, but was actually filmed for the most part in California.

Several familiar faces from Arizona appear in this. Most notably is Chavo Guerrero Sr as Injun Joe.

One also sees Count Billy Varga, once one of Arizona's top draws, as a referee in the grand finale/main event of the movie.

To an extent the film spoofs the emergence of Gorgeous George on the wrestling scene, with Winkler  going through a variety of characters before finding his fortune as The Lover, again a George ripoff.

Not a bad movie. Very underrated.

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