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The All-American Boy (1973)

Episodic story in six acts ("The Manly Art in Six Rounds") about young boxer Vic Bealer (played by Jon Voight) in search for some direction in his life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vic Bealer
Nancie Phillips ...
Connie Swooze
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Jay David Swooze
Kathy Mahoney ...
Shereen Bealer
Carole Androsky ...
Rodine Bealer
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Nola Bealer
Peggy Cowles ...
Bett Van Daumee (as Peg Cowles)
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Ariel Van Daumee
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Janelle Sharkey
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Arty Bale
Ray Ballard ...
Ring Announcer
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Drenna Valentine
Ron Burns ...
Larking
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Parker
Rosalind Cash ...
Poppy
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Episodic story in six acts ("The Manly Art in Six Rounds") about young boxer Vic Bealer (played by Jon Voight) in search for some direction in his life. Written by Cristian Redferne <Harlock@prodigy.com>

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Step into the ring...he'll knock you down. Step into his world, he'll shut you out.

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Drama | Sport

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R | See all certifications »
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24 October 1973 (USA)  »

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Amerykanski chlopak  »

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A great gonzo classic!
18 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful surreal gonzo movie of the early seventies. Why it was ever released is beyond me! John Voight is perfect as the boxer hoping to get to the Olympics from the small town of "Buddyville". The relationship between Voight and his girlfriend is fascinating. Anne Archer is stunning in one of her early roles. Charles Eastman directed his original screenplay which reminds you of the later works of Terence Malick. The ending has a "Days of Heaven" feel to it. I enjoyed the use music in the film especially "Laugh Laugh" by the Beau Brummels. When was the last time you heard the Beau Brummels? The dialog has a "inner" quality to which adds to surrealness of the film. Check this one out you won't be disappointed!


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