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Fat City -- Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges star as two down-and-out boxers in this moving character study.


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Leonard Gardner (screenplay)
Leonard Gardner (novel)
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Release Date:
26 July 1972 (USA) See more »
Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins See more »
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boxing, getting drunk, and migrant labor in loser city, Ca See more (49 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stacy Keach ... Tully

Jeff Bridges ... Ernie

Susan Tyrrell ... Oma

Candy Clark ... Faye

Nicholas Colasanto ... Ruben
Art Aragon ... Babe
Curtis Cokes ... Earl
Sixto Rodriguez ... Lucero
Billy Walker ... Wes
Wayne Mahan ... Buford
Ruben Navarro ... Fuentes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Álvaro López ... Rosales (uncredited)
Carl D. Parker ... Paymaster (uncredited)
Al Silvani ... Referee at Tully-Lucero Fight (uncredited)

Directed by
John Huston 
Writing credits
Leonard Gardner (screenplay)

Leonard Gardner (novel "Fat City")

Produced by
David Dworski .... associate producer
John Huston .... producer
Ray Stark .... producer
Cinematography by
Conrad L. Hall  (as Conrad Hall)
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson 
Casting by
Fred Roos 
Jennifer Shull 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Jeakins 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Jack H. Young .... makeup artist (as Jack Young)
Production Management
Russell Saunders .... unit production manager (as Russ Saunders)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (as Russ Saunders)
Terry Carr .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Al Silvani .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Richard M. Rubin .... property master
Charles Gay .... leadman (uncredited)
Bob Lawless .... painter (uncredited)
George Luxemberg .... props (uncredited)
Bill Parks .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Hank Stonecipher .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tom Overton .... sound
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
Dennis Jones .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Paul Stewart .... special effects
Nick Bullom .... stunts (uncredited)
Rachel Schedler .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Boyles .... grip (uncredited)
James Dean .... grip (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jack Gereghty .... still photographer (uncredited)
Danny Gordon .... grip (uncredited)
Keith McClintock .... electrician (uncredited)
Richard Moore .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Larry Ricketts .... best boy (uncredited)
Martin Rohde .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Larry Stott .... electrician (uncredited)
Harry Sundby .... gaffer (uncredited)
Don Vervase .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Margaret Booth .... supervising editor
Abe Lincoln Jr. .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Marvin Hamlisch .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Robert Fish .... driver: Hollywood (uncredited)
Robert Fish .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Vern Jacobs .... driver: generator (uncredited)
Vern Jacobs .... driver: trailer (uncredited)
Vern Jacobs .... transportation gaffer (uncredited)
Duke Robbins .... driver: Hollywood (uncredited)
Duke Robbins .... driver: mobile equipment truck (uncredited)
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Gladys Hill .... assistant: John Huston
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Denny Shanahan .... unit publicist
Art 'Klondike' Jones .... craft serviceman (uncredited)
Vince Martinez .... auditor (uncredited)
Lorry McCauley .... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Chuck Mierkey .... police contact (uncredited)
Edwin Perlstein .... business affairs (uncredited)
Al Silvani .... fight consultant (uncredited)
Brad Siniard .... first aid (uncredited)
Bob Wood .... location manager (uncredited)
Bob Ziegler .... location manager (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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100 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The Only movie John Huston directed about boxing. Huston had once been a boxer himself.See more »
Continuity: During the bar scene, the barrette in Susan Tyrrell's hair moves all over the place from shot to shot.See more »
Tully:[first lines]
Tully:Hey kid. You want to spar a little?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Look Into 'The Forbidden Zone' (2004) (V)See more »
Help Me Make It Through the NightSee more »


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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
boxing, getting drunk, and migrant labor in loser city, Ca, 8 June 2000
Author: bunny-31 from brasilia, brazil

This is John Huston´s best film. A very simple subtle piece with excellent humor delivered with exquisite performances that makes up the dead end lives in the hot town of Stockton, Ca. Story portrays boxing, various field work, and alcoholism. I love this movie. I also recommend that you read the book and check out Barbet Schroeder´s Barfly as well. Candy Clark is the maneater here and if you like her then also catch her digs in Handle with Care and American Grafitti. She just does that smalltown girl of California so well.

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