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The All-American Boy (1973)

Episodic story in six acts ("The Manly Art in Six Rounds") about young boxer Vic Bealer (played by Jon Voight) in search for some direction in his life.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Voight ... Vic Bealer
Nancie Phillips Nancie Phillips ... Connie Swooze
Art Metrano ... Jay David Swooze
Kathy Mahoney Kathy Mahoney ... Shereen Bealer
Carole Androsky Carole Androsky ... Rodine Bealer
Jeanne Cooper ... Nola Bealer
Peggy Cowles Peggy Cowles ... Bett Van Daumee (as Peg Cowles)
Robert Hastings ... Ariel Van Daumee (as Bob Hastings)
E.J. Peaker ... Janelle Sharkey
Ned Glass ... Arty Bale
Ray Ballard Ray Ballard ... Ring Announcer
Anne Archer ... Drenna Valentine
Ron Burns Ron Burns ... Larking
Harry Northup ... Parker
Rosalind Cash ... Poppy


Episodic story in six acts ("The Manly Art in Six Rounds") about young boxer Vic Bealer (played by Jon Voight) in search for some direction in his life. Written by Cristian Redferne <Harlock@prodigy.com>

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Release Date:

24 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerykanski chlopak See more »

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My Shoes,Warner Bros. See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Jim Gavin, former pilot of John F. Kennedy, performed the movie's helicopter piloting duties in Vacaville, California. See more »

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An All-American Classic
26 March 2005 | by angelsunchainedSee all my reviews

This flop was filmed a few years before it was released in 1973. It was made, but was never released until Jon Voight's popularity was soring with Mid-Night Cowboy.

The All-American Boy tries to pass itself off as a boxing film, but the sport is nothing but a backdrop for a symbolic ride of deep interpretations of the mis-use of "beauty" to get by in life.

Voight plays Vic "Bomber" Beasley, a strapping, undefeated amateur boxer, destined for Olympic Gold and a successful career in boxing. Tall, muscular, charming, and handsome, that's Vic, but that's only his physical appearance. Inside he is a heartless, lazy, self-centered user. The Bomber uses an array of women, among them Anne Archer(she looks about 16), E.J. Peaker, and Rosalind Cash. In a "weird" role is veteran character actor Gene Borkan as a gay boxing manager named Arty.

The film seems to want to depict how society falls all over itself to be around "beautiful" people and catering to their every whim, with little in return.

Voight is wooden and lacks any type of emotion, but that what makes him so great. He is void of feeling for anyone except himself. He uses his looks and charm to get what he wants from his family, friends, women, and even other men, gay or straight.

The All-America Boy was a box-office flop. It will be a flop for you unless you read between the lines. An out-standing piece of film-making.

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