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F.I.S.T. (1978)
"F.I.S.T" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  17 August 1978 (West Germany)
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Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and ... See full summary »

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Senator Madison
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Max Graham
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Anna Zarinkas
David Huffman ...
Abe Belkin
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Vince Doyle
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Babe Milano
Cassie Yates ...
Molly
Peter Donat ...
Arthur St. Clair
John Lehne ...
Mr. Gant
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Win Talbot
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Mike Monahan
Tony Mockus Jr. ...
Tom Higgins (as Tony Mockus)
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Bernie Marr
Elena Karam ...
Mrs. Zerinkas
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Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A story about a man, the woman he loved, and the men he fought for. See more »

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17 August 1978 (West Germany)  »

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F.I.S.T.  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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The Cleveland scenes were filmed in Dubuque, Iowa, partly because the homes and buildings still had rooftop TV antennas as cable TV was not yet available in the city and it fit the period of the film. See more »

Quotes

Babe Milano: Nobody's 100%... Nobody.
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Soundtracks

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Written by J. Fred Coots
Lyrics by Haven Gillespie
Performed by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Well-made.
31 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

For the most part, this is a good, solid (pseudo)biography of a charismatic labor leader, but towards the end it runs out of steam and loses the clarity and effectiveness of the early sequences. Still, it's worth seeing, with Stallone getting one of his most atypical roles and handling it satisfyingly. (**1/2)


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