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Stay Hungry (1976)

So-called 'special agent' infiltrates into the gym, which is targeted by a dirty business fraud.

Director:

Bob Rafelson

Writers:

Charles Gaines (screenplay), Bob Rafelson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Craig Blake
Sally Field ... Mary Tate Farnsworth
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Joe Santo
R.G. Armstrong ... Thor Erickson
Robert Englund ... Franklin
Helena Kallianiotes ... Anita
Roger E. Mosley ... Newton
Woodrow Parfrey ... Uncle Albert
Scatman Crothers ... William
Kathleen Miller ... Dorothy Stephens
Fannie Flagg ... Amy
Joanna Cassidy ... Zoe
Richard Gilliland ... Hal
Mayf Nutter Mayf Nutter ... Richard Packman
Ed Begley Jr. ... Lester
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Storyline

A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic", where Mr. Austria Joe Santo prepares for the Mr. Universum championships a month ahead. The rich sunny-boy Craig Blake is brought in by the syndicate as a dummy to buy the gym. But then he starts to like the people and falls in love with Joe's friend Mary Tate. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

If you've got an appetite for life: See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Jeff Bridges recalled a cut workout scene, in which he was doing toe raises, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was riding on his back for weight. However, due to the head-on camera angle it appeared that a sex scene was occurring between the two men. Bridges laughed uproariously at the take, and was disappointed that it was cut from the film. See more »

Goofs

When Franklin discovers the first burglar on a ladder inside the gym, he knocks over the ladder (with the burglar still on it ). The ladder and burglar crash through a wooden gate and hit the floor, you can see the burglar bounce twice. It is obvious there was a mattress to cushion the fall. See more »

Quotes

William: Your grandmama. She'd come right out of the picture on the wall and drive a butcher knife through your heart... and I would help her.
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Connections

Featured in The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
(uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Makes me wanna grow out my hair and buy a plaid blazer
30 July 2004 | by jameslukSee all my reviews

As I watched this film last night it occurred to me that it has a certain fun, Altmanesque element of found local color. The shady southern businessmen Jeff Bridges' character is involved with all talk in a hilarious retro jive, "I'm fine as wine!" and sport really sharp looking plaid blazers. Rafelson decides to throw in random things just for sheer fun; a car race, with 70's Monte Carlos shooting through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama and getting air like it's San Francisco, a whole crew of 70's bodybuilders running through the city streets and posing on top of buses. Arnold Schwarzeneggar puts in his only true serious acting turn, although I'm not sure how much it should be considered acting as he's playing his real self; philosophical and shrewd. Sally Field is hot in this movie, there's even a scene where she jumps out of bed in the nude, displaying a great ass. Jeff Bridges puts on his usual display of fine, unselfconscious screen acting. One of the nicest and most refreshing things about this movie is that it unfolds organically; we don't feel an overarching awareness of chugging plot structure like we do at today's movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1976 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Stay Hungry See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Outov Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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