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The Main Event (1979)

 -  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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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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Barbra Streisand's title track single "The Main Event/Fight" went to No #3 on the top-of-the-pops charts. The tune was also nominated for the Best Original Song - Motion Picture at the Golden Globe Awards. 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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Hillary Kramer: You have to tell me exactly what I do after the Kid wins. Do I just jump into the ring? Or do I apologize to the loser? Or maybe I just wave to the fans?
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Barbra Streisand is a knockout!
8 August 2008 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Boxing is a all-time sport that requires speed and strength, in "The Main Event", it also requires support. Barbrs Streisand has been on a role in acting just like her singing career. She plays Hillary Kramer, a successful perfume businesswoman who one day finds herself without a single thin dime. Her accountant robbed her blind and headed for South America with her fortune. In order to start over, she has to become one thing she never dreamed of: Boxing Premoter. She drives out to meet Kid Natural(Ryan O'Neal) a former champ, who is now a driving instructor. He gets to go back into the ring with a help of some friends, and he's once again ready to rumble. The movie got a great cast, some boxers I've never heard of, Whitman Mayo never lost his touch after "Sanford and Son". He seems to be the most level-headed character in the movie, unlike his TV character Grady. Very classical and a true gem, Babs is best!

4 out of 5 stars!


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