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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The folks at the Olympic Gym would like to invite you over for a little workout. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1976 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister Universum See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Outov Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The classic convertible that Craig Blake (Jeff Bridges) is seen driving early in the movie is a 1935 Ford V8 De Luxe. 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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Soundtracks

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
(uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Attempts to be too many things
14 January 2005 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

For starters, this is not Schwarzenegger's first movie. It is one of his firsts but not the first time he appeared in a movie. Remembered for many things, Staying Hungry is an interesting movie that attempts to be too many things besides a quick comedy. The movie jumps into a drama too often to confuse its audience whether this is just a comedy or a dramatic movie. Although this movie stars Jeff Bridges, he is not the highlight of the movie. The supporting cast, which includes Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, R.G. Armstrong, Robert Englund, Helena Kallianiota, Ed Begley Jr. and Joe Spinelli not only add to the quality of the movie, but are in fact, the main draw to the story. While Bridges does a good job as the star of the film, he doesn't hold the movie together, the rest of the cast does. By the third act, the movie turns into something completely different than the comedy it opened up to be. A very different, yet interesting movie.


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