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The Main Event (1979)

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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Whitman Mayo ...
Percy
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Donna
Chu Chu Malave ...
Luis
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Hector Mantilla
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Gough
Richard Altman ...
Tour Guide
Seth Banks ...
Newsman
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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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22 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Pelea de fondo  »

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$26,400,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first day of filming took place at LA's famed Main Street Gym where such boxers as Joe Louis once trained. 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

Hillary Kramer: We're gonna get better fights with nicer people.
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Referenced in ALF: Wanted: Dead or Alive (1989) See more »

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Fight
Written by Paul Jabara and Bob Esty
Performed by Barbra Streisand
Produced by Bob Esty
Arranged and Conducted by Bob Esty (uncredited)
Background Vocals by Billy Alessi (uncredited) & Bobby Alessi (uncredited), Bob Esty (uncredited)
[Played in combination with "The Main Event" during the end credits]
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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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