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Fat City (1972)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 26 July 1972 (USA)
Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

Director:

John Huston

Writers:

Leonard Gardner (screenplay), Leonard Gardner (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stacy Keach ... Tully
Jeff Bridges ... Ernie
Susan Tyrrell ... Oma
Candy Clark ... Faye
Nicholas Colasanto ... Ruben
Art Aragon Art Aragon ... Babe
Curtis Cokes Curtis Cokes ... Earl
Sixto Rodriguez Sixto Rodriguez ... Lucero
Billy Walker Billy Walker ... Wes
Wayne Mahan Wayne Mahan ... Buford
Ruben Navarro Ruben Navarro ... Fuentes
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Storyline

The film tells the story of two boxers and their problems. One of them is on the decline of his career while the other one just begins his ascent in this sport. Written by Volker Boehm

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Life is what happens in between rounds.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 July 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciudad dorada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Goofs

When Oma proposes a toast to Tully at the bar, suddenly she's holding a lighted cigarette, which vanishes again in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Tully: [first lines]
Tully: Hey kid. You want to spar a little?
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Connections

Referenced in My Brother and I (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Help Me Make It Through the Night
Composed and Performed by Kris Kristofferson
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boxing, getting drunk, and migrant labor in loser city, Ca
8 June 2000 | by bunny-31See all my reviews

This is John Huston´s best film. A very simple subtle piece with excellent humor delivered with exquisite performances that makes up the dead end lives in the hot town of Stockton, Ca. Story portrays boxing, various field work, and alcoholism. I love this movie. I also recommend that you read the book and check out Barbet Schroeder´s Barfly as well. Candy Clark is the maneater here and if you like her then also catch her digs in Handle with Care and American Grafitti. She just does that smalltown girl of California so well.


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