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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 ...
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Sixto Rodriguez ...
Lucero
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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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Grad izobilja  »

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Paul Le Mat auditioned for a role. While he wasn't picked, his audition did get the attention of casting agent Fred Roos, which led to Le Mat getting the part of John Milner in American Graffiti (1973). See more »

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When Oma proposes a toast to Tully at the bar, suddenly she's holding a lighted cigarette, which vanishes again in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

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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"Just when you get started, your life makes a beeline for the drain."
2 February 2005 | by (Los ANGELES) – See all my reviews

How in the world did I miss Fat City's greatness all these years? Ignore the rhetorical question. I read the Leonard Gardner novel when it was published and vastly enjoyed its subdued magic. If I saw the movie, it went past me as an Grad Intern pulling all nighters, and then zoning out during movies in first-run theaters. My friends knew "Great Movies" didn't they? I wasn't gonna stay in and miss out.

Last night, I saw Fat City with "new eyes" - or for the first time! The cast was like a Repertory Theatre cast: All spoke like people speak. Even the local LA boxing legends of my youth. It's far too understated to be compared to "Raging Bull" and proves there was never a recognizable entity like a "John Huston-style" movie.

Astonishing.


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