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Fat City ()


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Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

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Tully
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Ernie
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Oma
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Faye
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Ruben
Art Aragon ...
Babe
Curtis Cokes ...
Earl
Sixto Rodriguez ...
Lucero
Billy Walker ...
Wes
Wayne Mahan ...
Buford
Ruben Navarro ...
Fuentes
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Álvaro López ...
Rosales (uncredited)
Carl D. Parker ...
Paymaster (uncredited)
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Referee at Tully-Lucero Fight (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Huston

Written by

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Leonard Gardner ... (screenplay)
 
Leonard Gardner ... (novel "Fat City")

Produced by

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David Dworski ... associate producer
John Huston ... producer
Ray Stark ... producer

Cinematography by

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Conrad L. Hall ... (as Conrad Hall)

Film Editing by

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Walter Thompson

Editorial Department

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Margaret Booth ... supervising editor
Abe Lincoln Jr. ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Fred Roos
Jennifer Shull

Production Design by

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Richard Sylbert

Set Decoration by

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Morris Hoffman

Costume Design by

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Dorothy Jeakins

Makeup Department

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Virginia Jones ... hair stylist
Jack H. Young ... makeup artist (as Jack Young)

Production Management

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Russell Saunders ... unit production manager (as Russ Saunders)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Russell Saunders ... assistant director (as Russ Saunders)
Terry Carr ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Al Silvani ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Richard M. Rubin ... property master
Charles Gay ... leadman (uncredited)
Bob Lawless ... painter (uncredited)
George Luxemberg ... props (uncredited)
Bill Parks ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Hank Stonecipher ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Tom Overton ... sound
Arthur Piantadosi ... sound
Dennis Jones ... boom operator (uncredited)

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Paul Stewart ... special effects

Stunts

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Nick Bullom ... stunts (uncredited)
Rachel Schedler ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Howard Boyles ... grip (uncredited)
James Dean ... grip (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jack Gereghty ... still photographer (uncredited)
Danny Gordon ... grip (uncredited)
Keith McClintock ... electrician (uncredited)
Richard Moore ... additional photographer (uncredited)
Larry Ricketts ... best boy (uncredited)
Martin Rohde ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Larry Stott ... electrician (uncredited)
Harry Sundby ... gaffer (uncredited)
Don Vervase ... camera operator (uncredited)
Gary Vidor ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Williams ... generator operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John A. Anderson ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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Bob Wood ... location manager (uncredited)
Bob Ziegler ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Kenneth Hall ... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Marvin Hamlisch ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Robert Fish ... driver: Hollywood (uncredited) / driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Vern Jacobs ... driver: generator (uncredited) / driver: trailer (uncredited) / transportation gaffer (uncredited)
Duke Robbins ... driver: Hollywood (uncredited) / driver: mobile equipment truck (uncredited)

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Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Gladys Hill ... assistant: John Huston
Marshall Schlom ... script supervisor
Denny Shanahan ... unit publicist
Art 'Klondike' Jones ... craft serviceman (uncredited)
Vince Martinez ... auditor (uncredited)
Lorry McCauley ... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Chuck Mierkey ... police contact (uncredited)
Edwin Perlstein ... business affairs (uncredited)
Al Silvani ... fight consultant (uncredited)
Brad Siniard ... first aid (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • La dernière chance (France)
  • Fat City, ciudad dorada (Spain)
  • Bunyósok (Hungary)
  • Città amara (Italy)
  • Щедър град (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia John Huston initially wanted Marlon Brando to play the role of Tully. When Brando informed Huston repeatedly that he needed some more time to think about it, Huston finally came to the conclusion that the star wasn't really interested and looked out for another actor until he finally cast the then relatively unknown Stacy Keach. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Visions of Light (1992). See more »
Soundtracks Help Me Make It Through the Night See more »
Quotes Tully: I know how I look. I look like a bum. I am a bum.
Oma: You're not a bum. If you took a little more pains in your appearance I bet you could even get a job you really liked.
Tully: The job I'd really like hasn't been invented.
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