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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 »
User Reviews:
A Champion of a Film See more (44 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)
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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:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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 »
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:
Help Me Make It Through the NightSee more »

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42 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
A Champion of a Film, 19 January 2005
Author: angelsunchained from United States

John Huston's 1972 production of FAT CITY is a masterpiece of film-making and acting. It's more than just a movie of boxing, it's symbolic of the American Dream gone depressingly wrong. Stacy Keach in the finest role of his outstanding career is symbolic of "every-man". His dreams are based on professional successes, which by gaining money and fame, he will be happy in his life. As we know in so many cases, that obtaining fame and money leads many people down an even deeper road of depression and self-destruction. For without emotional success, without love, a person is empty inside. A powerful film. Not a boxing film at all. Boxing is merely the symbolism here; fighting to succeed. "I win the fight and I get my wife back", says Keach's character, Billy Tully.

A great movie, but one that leaves you feeling sad; pondering your own hopes, dreams, and desires. A remarkable supporting cast, high-lighted by a young Jeff Bridges, make FAT CITY one of John Huston's most memorable films. A Champion of movie-making.

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