Stay Hungry (1976)

R  |   |  Drama, Comedy  |  23 April 1976 (USA)
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A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic", where Mr. Austria Joe Santo prepares for the Mr. Universum championships ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Blake
Thor Erickson
Uncle Albert
Kathleen Miller ...
Dorothy Stephens
Fannie Flagg ...
Mayf Nutter ...
Richard Packman


A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic", where Mr. Austria Joe Santo prepares for the Mr. Universum championships a month ahead. The rich sunny-boy Craig Blake is brought in by the syndicate as a dummy to buy the gym. But then he starts to like the people and falls in love with Joe's friend Marie-Tate. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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23 April 1976 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The music playing during the intro of the bodybuilding competition is from Exodus (1960). See more »


When Franklin discovers the first burglar on a ladder inside the gym, he knocks over the ladder (with the burglar still on it ). The ladder and burglar crash through a wooden gate and hit the floor, you can see the burglar bounce twice. It is obvious there was a mattress to cushion the fall. See more »


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16 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jeff Bridges as born into southern gentry but trying to find what he wants to do in life after his parents leave him the family mansion. I loved the part where he dances a jig at a blue grass music hootenanny. This film introduced a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in a role where he is a body builder who also plays a country fiddle. Sally Field plays a country girl out of place among the southern aristocracy Jeff's character belongs to.

Scatman Crothers has a small part as the faithful family retainer. Fannie Flagg and Joanna Cassidy are gentry acquaintances of Bridge's character. "

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