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Fat City (1972)

 -  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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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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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: Hey kid. You want to spar a little?
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Yet another overlooked 70s gem...
26 September 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

The 1970s produced some of the greatest American movies of all time, that's indisputable. But while everyone focuses on (the admittedly very good) more famous works by Scorsese and Coppola, many equally worthwhile movies get little attention - 'Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia', 'Scarecrow', 'Fingers', 'Tracks', 'The Panic In Needle Park', 'Blue Collar', and this one, arguably John Huston's most underrated film. The four leads Stacey Keach ('The Ninth Configuration'), Jeff Bridges ('The Last Picture Show'), Susan Tyrrell ('The Killer Inside Me'), and Candy Clark ('American Graffiti') are all outstanding, and in Keach's case it's possibly his finest performance to date. What an underrated actor Keach is! This is a powerful and haunting look at the underbelly of American working class life, a subject very rarely dealt with honestly in contemporary Hollywood films. 'Fat City' doesn't deserve its obscurity. It is a small masterpiece. Highly recommended to people who value downbeat and realist dramas more than dumbed down popcorn "entertainment".


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