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Fat City (1972)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  26 July 1972 (USA)
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Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

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Tully
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Ernie
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Oma
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Faye
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Ruben
Art Aragon ...
Babe
Curtis Cokes ...
Earl
Sixto Rodriguez ...
Lucero
Billy Walker ...
Wes
Wayne Mahan ...
Buford
Ruben Navarro ...
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The film tells the story of two boxers and their problems. One of them is on the decline of his career while the other one just begins his ascent in this sport. Written by Volker Boehm

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26 July 1972 (USA)  »

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Grad izobilja  »

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John Huston initially wanted Marlon Brando to play the role of Tully. When Brando informed Huston repeatedly that he needed some more time to think about it, Huston finally came to the conclusion that the star wasn't really interested and looked out for another actor until he finally cast the then relatively unknown Stacy Keach. See more »

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During the bar scene, the barrette in Susan Tyrrell's hair moves all over the place from shot to shot. See more »

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Tully: [first lines]
Tully: Hey kid. You want to spar a little?
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Help Me Make It Through the Night
Composed and Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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The side of boxing we rarely see
6 September 2001 | by (Chantilly, VA) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the most realistic films about boxing. Not the big prime time fights but the small time boxing matches that spring up in town after town. Great performances all around with extra notice to Nick Colasanto as Ruben who could be related to his Coach in "Cheers" and Stacy Keach as the brain-addled old fighter that will never be able to quit. His fight scene at the end with the Mexican boxer who is only there for a paycheck win or lose, really says a lot about how boxing can be a pathetic sport. Keach's Tully is probably how a lot of boxers end up. Typical late John Huston film that focuses on the underbelly of American society. And a good one too.


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