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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was made and first released about three years after its source novel of the same name by author Leonard Gardner had been first published in 1969. Gardner also penned the screenplay for the picture. See more »

Goofs

During the bar scene, the barrette in Susan Tyrrell's hair moves all over the place from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

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

The Look of Love
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Dusty Springfield with featured saxophone soloist Duncan Lamont
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The side of boxing we rarely see
6 September 2001 | by susanswebSee all my reviews

Probably one of the most realistic films about boxing. Not the big prime time fights but the small time boxing matches that spring up in town after town. Great performances all around with extra notice to Nick Colasanto as Ruben who could be related to his Coach in "Cheers" and Stacy Keach as the brain-addled old fighter that will never be able to quit. His fight scene at the end with the Mexican boxer who is only there for a paycheck win or lose, really says a lot about how boxing can be a pathetic sport. Keach's Tully is probably how a lot of boxers end up. Typical late John Huston film that focuses on the underbelly of American society. And a good one too.


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