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Director:
Writers:
Leonard Gardner (screenplay)
Leonard Gardner (novel)
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Release Date:
26 July 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(67 articles)
User Reviews:
Overlooked and forgotten, still packs quite a punch See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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)
Martin Rhode .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Larry Ricketts .... best boy (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)
 
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Runtime:
100 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Film debut of Candy Clark.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Soundtrack:
The Look of LoveSee more »

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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Overlooked and forgotten, still packs quite a punch, 6 February 2000
Author: ah`Pook from Wellington, New Zealand

American audiences don't generally go in for realistic stories of human despair and suffering that offer very little in the way of hope or relief. This may explain why John Huston's Fat City has been condemned to obscurity, a real shame considering what a great flick it is. It's the sort of movie you see and remember but can't quite pick it out of a line-up... a shuffling, mumbling story of down-and-out pugs in an off-the-map burgh. You're taunted with the possibilities of the story picking up to... well if not epic at least noteworthy proportions... but, all of the characters' minor victories are mitigated by their simultaneous defeats. Keach's Tully is the main thrust of the story, though it tends to veer off on the occasional tangent. A has-been who possibly never really was, crushed by the departure of his wife and overwhelmed by the constant little defeats in his life. Huston really drives this point home, that all of these little defeats add up. Without giving too much away, suffice to say Fat City is a film where mood overshadows plot. The mood is indelibly rendered by Conrad Hall's dark, dirty images, which nearly swallow the characters in the depth of their shadows. Watching it back to back with fellow pugilist opus Raging Bull (1980), it's easy to see that Huston was a keen observer of human behaviour, while Scorsese was a keen observer of Hollywood films of the thirties. And don't even talk about Rocky. I would compare it favourably with Barbet Schroeder's Barfly (1987), another film about fringe life in California, and even Vincent Gallo's excellent Buffalo '66 (1998), though of the three it is the bleakest and the least accessible.

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