Craig Mitchell Release dateJanuary 1976 WriterDon Coscarelli, Craig Mitchell DirectorsDon Coscarelli, Craig Mitchell ScreenplayDon Coscarelli, Craig Mitchell CastGregory Harrison (Jim Nolan), Robbie Wolcott (Kelly Nolan), Angus Scrimm (Jim's Father), Reggie Bannister (O.D. Silengsly), Marla Pennington (Jan), Karen McLain (Lisa) Similar moviesParanoid Park, David and Lisa, Barbarians, Twelve Mile Road, Liberdade, New Jersey Drive
TaglineThe Cheerleader. The Girlfriend. The Brother. The Father. He took care of them all.
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, while being financed by their parents at a stated cost of $250,000.
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.