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The Main Event (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sport  |  22 June 1979 (USA)
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Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she ... See full summary »

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Percy
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Hector Mantilla
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Gough
Richard Altman ...
Tour Guide
Seth Banks ...
Newsman
Lindsay Bloom ...
Girl In Bed
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Roger Bowen ...
Owner Sinthia Cosmetics
Badja Djola ...
Heavyweight In Gym (as Badja Medu Djola)
Rory Calhoun ...
Fighter In Kid's Camp
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Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she finds a boxer, purchased as a tax write off. She decides to take Kid Natural, (Eddie Scanlon) who is much more at home giving driving lessons, into the ring and use him as her key to riches. Eddie thinks this will only get him killed and resists. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A Glove Story

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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22 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Pelea de fondo  »

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$26,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Barbra Streisand's music on the soundtrack represented the music performer's first recordings into the genre of disco music. See more »

Goofs

When Hillary and Kid are fighting in the ring at the end of the film, Kid calls Hillary, "Judy". Judy was Barbra Streisand's character's name in the last film that she and Ryan O'Neal did together, What's Up, Doc?. See more »

Quotes

David: So, you're her fighter?
Eddie 'Kid Natural' Scanlon: So, you're her husband?
David: Ex-husband.
Eddie 'Kid Natural' Scanlon: Well with a little luck I'll be her ex-fighter.
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Referenced in Queer as Folk: One Ring to Rule Them All (2003) See more »

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Angry Eyes
Kenny Loggins (as Loggins) & Jim Messina (as Messina)
Written by Kenny Loggins (uncredited) and Jim Messina (uncredited)
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funny
21 November 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it is not impressive, interesting or remarkable. it is just a nice comedy who has in lead characters good actors far to give the role of their life. it is funny , with few crazy amusing scenes, almost fake but a not wrong choice for entertainment. so, not great expectations. in same measure, it has, in little measure, the flavor of old situation comedies and this fact saves the construction. a film like a childish game, it is inspired occasion to reflect to serious roles of Streisand and O Neal and to laugh at absurd parts. is it enough ? maybe not. but if you are disappointed, it is only your guilty. because The Main Event can be only funny. not serious, not important, only a childish game.


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