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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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Donna
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Luis
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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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Nose - Kline
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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Co-writer Gail Parent once said of the movie's screenplay: "In order to have a good male-female comedy, they have to be equal". Moreover, Barbra Streisand said of the script, "What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other, not for the man to be stronger than the woman, and not for the woman to be stronger than the man, but for two people to have met their match. And yet, they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other". See more »

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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 »

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Percy: Man, you is the dumbest white guy I know.
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Written by Georg Michalski (uncredited) and Niki Oosterveen (uncredited)
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It's a Knockout!!
14 January 2002 | by (Fruitport, Michigan) – See all my reviews

For everyone who saw "What's Up, Doc?", starring both Miss Streisand and Mister O'Neal, this film is a real dandy. I love the way Babs just keeps talking and is SO high strung throughout the movie (but then again, when isn't she?) The chemistry between the two leads is very real and believable. This film does not set out to give you a huge statement, it is simply meant to make you laugh, have fun and love Babs, and that it certainly will. The end song "The Main Event/Fight" sung by Miss Streisand is a showstopper.


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