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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A fuerza de músculos  »

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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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This movie is really a hoot!
11 February 2002 | by (Hollywood, ca) – See all my reviews

See Sally Field in her only theatrically released nude scene (and lots of body revealing outfits!). See Ah-nold play the fiddle! See Jeff Bridges clog(country solo dancing). See Joe Spinell play a cracker! See Robert Englund before he became "Freddy" (he is much scarier looking in this film)! Roger Mosley before "Magnum P.I.!". And Fanny Flagg and Helena Kallioniotes from "Five Easy Pieces".

Cast wise it does not get any better than this for a bunch of then relative unknowns!

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