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Players

Another love story in disguise, this time backgrounded against the tennis world, Players is disqualified by exec producer Arnold Schulman's wobbly script, a simpering performance by Ali MacGraw, and a preponderance of tennis footage.

With:
Ali MacGraw Dean-Paul Martin Maximilian Schell Pancho Gonzalez Steve Guttenberg

Another love story in disguise, this time backgrounded against the tennis world, Players is disqualified by exec producer Arnold Schulman’s wobbly script, a simpering performance by Ali MacGraw, and a preponderance of tennis footage.

Via backward glances, it’s explained that Dean-Paul Martin, who at the film’s beginning is pitted against Guillermo Vilas in the Wimbledon championships, rescues socialite Ali MacGraw from a car accident, is adopted by her, and eventually falls in love with her.

Only ace in Players is casting of Martin, who, in his first film role proves highly believable in both his tennis and dramatic scenes. Excellent support is offered by Pancho Gonzalez in a re-creation of his real-life role as a pro-turned-teacher.

Players

Production: Paramount. Director Anthony Harvey; Producer Robert Evans; Screenplay Arnold Schulman; Camera James Crabe; Editor Randy Roberts; Music Jerry Goldsmith; Art Director Richard Sylbert

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1979. Running time: 120 MIN.

With: Ali MacGraw Dean-Paul Martin Maximilian Schell Pancho Gonzalez Steve Guttenberg

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