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Director:
Writers:
Gail Parent (written by) &
Andrew Smith (written by)
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Release Date:
22 June 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Glove Story
Plot:
Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbra Streisand ... Hillary Kramer

Ryan O'Neal ... Eddie 'Kid Natural' Scanlon

Paul Sand ... David
Whitman Mayo ... Percy

Patti D'Arbanville ... Donna
Chu Chu Malave ... Luis

Richard Lawson ... Hector Mantilla

James Gregory ... Gough
Richard Altman ... Tour Guide
Seth Banks ... Newsman
Lindsay Bloom ... Girl In Bed

Earl Boen ... Nose - Kline
Roger Bowen ... Owner Sinthia Cosmetics
Badja Djola ... Heavyweight In Gym (as Badja Medu Djola)
Rory Calhoun ... Fighter In Kid's Camp
Sue Casey ... Brenda
Alvin Childress ... Man In Gym

Kristine DeBell ... Lucy (as Kristine De Bell)
Al Denava ... Gomez
Rene Dijon ... Nose - Moss

Shay Duffin ... Fight Announcer

Murphy Dunne ... Mario

Art Evans ... Fighter
Ron Henriquez ... Fighter (as Ron Henriques)
Anthony Renya ... Fighter
Maurice Sneed ... Fighter
Lee Harman ... Newsman
Vic Heutschy ... Newsman

Ernie Hudson ... Killer
David Ketchum ... Photographer (as Dave Ketchum)
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ... Announcer (as Jimmy Lennon)

Len Lesser ... Trainer At Big Bear
Eddie 'El Annimal' Lopez ... Boxer At Kid's Camp (as Eddie 'Animal' Lopez)
Gilda Marx ... Exercise Teacher

Denver Mattson ... Referee
Bill Phillips Murry ... Mantilla's Cornerman (as Bill Murry)

Brent Musburger ... T. V. Show Host
Robert Nadder ... Nose - Bean
Harvey Parry ... Referee In Long Beach

John Reilly ... Alan Crane
Tim Rossovich ... Cannibal
Jack Somack ... Murry
Richard Steele ... Boxer In Kid's Camp
Karen Hale Wookey ... Newswoman (as Karen Wookey)
Darrell Zwerling ... Sheldon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luther Fear ... Animated Fight Fan (uncredited)
Jack Griffin ... Boxing Coach (uncredited)
Roslyn Kind ... Aerobics Class Dancer (uncredited)

Rick Sawaya ... Fight Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Zieff 
 
Writing credits
Gail Parent (written by) &
Andrew Smith (written by)

Produced by
Renée Missel .... executive producer (as Renee Missel)
Jon Peters .... producer
Howard Rosenman .... executive producer
Barbra Streisand .... producer
Jeff Werner .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Melvoin (music score)
 
Cinematography by
Mario Tosi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edward Warschilka 
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
Karen Rea 
 
Production Design by
Charles Rosen 
 
Set Decoration by
James W. Payne  (as James Payne)
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
 
Makeup Department
Lee Harman .... makeup artist (as Lee Harmon)
Kaye Pownall .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Hal Schaffel .... unit production manager
Tom Shaw .... unit production manager
Bill Venegas .... unit production manager (as William Venegas)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Daigler .... first assistant director
Pat Kehoe .... first assistant director
Ed Milkovich .... second assistant director
Venita Ozols .... assistant director trainee
 
Art Department
Joe Acord .... construction coordinator
Lamont Johnson .... lead man
Johnny Lattanzio .... paint foreman (as John Lattanzio)
Michael Ross .... property master
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles L. Campbell .... sound effects editor
Louis L. Edemann .... sound effects editor
Robert Glass .... dubbing mixer
Robert Knudson .... dubbing mixer
Don MacDougall .... dubbing mixer (as Don Macdougall)
David Pettijohn .... sound effects editor (as David A. Pettijohn)
Bruce Richardson .... sound effects editor (as Paul Bruce Richardson)
David M. Ronne .... production sound mixer (as David Ronne)
Pat Suraci .... boom operator
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joe Amsler .... stunt double: Kid
Denver Mattson .... stunt coordinator
Kevin N. Johnston .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Barbier .... still photographer
Dustin Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Peter J. Breen .... dolly grip (as Peter Breen)
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera (as Joe Cosko)
Cary Griffith .... key grip (as Cary Griffin)
Jake Jarrell .... gaffer
Joel King .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... costumer: men
Grace Davidson .... costumer: women
Bunny Pine .... costumer: woman
Guillermo Pérez .... costumer: men (as Guillermo Perez)
Shirlee Strahm .... costumer: Ms. Streisand
 
Editorial Department
Elyane Bretherton .... assistant film editor
Freeman A. Davies .... editor: fight sequences (as Freeman Davies)
Rudy Freeman .... assistant film editor
Edward A. Warschilka .... assistant film editor (as Edward A. Warschilka Jr.)
 
Music Department
Gary Le Mel .... music supervisor
William Saracino .... music editor
Barbra Streisand .... music producer
 
Transportation Department
Alan Falco .... transportation coordinator (as Allan Falco)
 
Other crew
Judy Bernardoni .... assistant accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Karen Hale Wookey .... script supervisor (as Karen Wookey)
Vic Heutschy .... publicist
Gene Levy .... production accountant
Hedgemon Lewis .... technical consultant
Hillary Anne Ripps .... assistant: Jon Peters (as Hillary Ripps)
Anne Shaw .... production coordinator (as Anne M. Shaw)
José Torres .... technical consultant (as Jose Torres)
Joe Amsler .... stand-in: Ryan O'Neal (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
112 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:AL | Singapore:PG | UK:12 | USA:PG (NO. 25680)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ryan O'Neal trained extensively for the role of a boxer in this film. O'Neal once said: "I had to box one hundred and fifty rounds just to prepare for this movie".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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? (1972).See more »
Quotes:
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?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Big Girls Don't CrySee more »

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funny, 21 November 2013
Author: Vincentiu from Romania

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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