One on One: Directed by Lamont Johnson. With Robby Benson, Annette O'Toole, G.D. Spradlin, Gail Strickland. A small-town basketball star goes to college and tries to impress his tutor, teammates, and coach.
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Robby Benson is a high school BMOC who goes to a major college basketball program that expects immediate results. Having focused primarily on Basketball since early childhood at the behest of a father who wanted to live through his gifted son, Robby's character forgoes anything other than putting a round ball through a hoop.
One on One is a 1977 American sports drama film starring Robby Benson and Annette O'Toole. It was written by Benson (then 21) and his father Jerry Segal. It was written by Benson (then 21) and his father Jerry Segal.
In the lead role as Henry Steele, Robby Benson is completely engaging and totally believable as a naive and talented basketball player having his eyes opened to the realities of life in the big city and the world of big-business college sports.
In “One On One”, which he co-authored, he plays a naive high-school basketball star from Colorado who's recruited by a big university (Benson in real life is a terrific basketball player and does his own playing in the movie). He's only 5 feet 10 inches, but he's a dazzling play-maker and the coach thinks he might be usable. Ah: The coach.
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61. PG 1 hr 38 min Jun 28th, 1977 Drama. Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that ...
In 1977, Benson starred in One on One (which he co-wrote with his father and needed no double for the authentic looking college basketball scenes due to his prowess at the game) and the TV movie The Death of Richie.
The film debuted with a world premiere party in Fort Collins on June 28, 1977. Benson, O’Toole and many others showed up for the screening at the old Fox Theater on the corner of Prospect Road and College Avenue. The film didn’t win any awards but was well-received by audiences. Many websites rank it among the top 12 basketball films ever made.
In 1977, locals saw these Northern Colorado spots in "One on One," a basketball movie starred in and written by Robby Benson. Benson would go on to star in films like "Ice Castles" and "The Chosen."