MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 982 this week

Stay Hungry (1976)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  23 April 1976 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 2,533 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 21 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 11 May 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 29 Jul 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 47 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Stay Hungry" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Stay Hungry (1976)

Stay Hungry (1976) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stay Hungry.
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought.

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers
The Villain (1979)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming.... See full summary »

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret
Raw Deal (1986)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A former FBI agent turned small town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by the Chicago Mafia.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker
Junior (1994)
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson
Red Sonja (1985)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A vengeful woman sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whom she vows vengeance upon after the evil queen slain her family and her loyal warriors raped her.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman
The Kid & I (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Tom Arnold, Joe Mantegna, Eric Gores
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Olivia d'Abo
Red Heat (1988)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden
Action | Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Jack Donohue
Stars: Lucille Ball, Art Carney, Nanette Fabray
The Jayne Mansfield Story (TV Movie 1980)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Loni Anderson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ray Buktenica
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Craig Blake
...
...
...
Thor Erickson
...
Franklin
...
Anita
...
Newton
...
Uncle Albert
...
William
Kathleen Miller ...
Dorothy Stephens
Fannie Flagg ...
Amy
...
Zoe
...
Hal
Mayf Nutter ...
Richard Packman
...
Lester
Edit

Storyline

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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If you've got an appetite for life:

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 April 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A fuerza de músculos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture", even though his debut was in Hercules in New York (1969). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Featured in The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
(uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A property buyer's plan to purchase and demolish a gym leads to a life-changing experience.
7 August 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie on the UK's little-watched TV network Channel 5. Initially intrigued by the idea of seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger's screen debut, I was quickly engrossed in this excellent and almost unknown film and the way in which the disparate characters inter-relate over the course of the story. The film manages to appear beguilingly simple and yet it deals with such issues as class, aspiration, loyalty, identity and love.

The way in which all the characters slowly but surely reveal their flaws and weaknesses is quite brilliant. Stand-out scenes include Arnie's bodybuilder character playing the fiddle (yes, the fiddle!) with a bunch of hillbillies out in the woods, Jeff Bridges' drunken jig, and the sight of about a hundred pumped-up bodybuilders running almost naked through rush hour traffic, which for me is one of the classic and most unexpected comic moments in cinema.

I may think more of this film because I 'discovered' it almost by chance, but I will always see it as an underrated classic and I urge everyone to seek it out.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Naked Sally Field, Fiddlin' Arnold, Freddy Kruger, + TC movie_buff_mann
DVD Commentary Track IForgotMyMantra
Stay Hungry Fan Club skilesbot
This movie tried to be to many things. josh888
Where is 'The Mountain'? zzcook
HEIGHTS roberllama
Discuss Stay Hungry (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?