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Stay Hungry (1976)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Rafelson

Writers:

Charles Gaines (screenplay), Bob Rafelson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger lost a large amount of weight during the filming in 1975 so he wouldn't look so much bigger than his competitor Ken Waller. After filming ended, Arnold worked hard to gain weight for the Mr. Olympia contest that fall. His preparation was filmed and became the movie Pumping Iron. Arnold won the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest and then announced his retirement from competitive bodybuilding. However, after getting back into great shape for the filming of Conan the Barbarian, Arnold entered, and won, the 1980 Mr. Olympia contest. See more »

Goofs

When Craig goes up the stairs to fight Thor, Thor throws a set of weights down the stairs, hoping that they will hit Craig, and roll towards the doorway. But in the next shot, they are right next to the stairs. 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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Sally Field awfully cute
7 December 2004 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

A somewhat slow-moving film. But that's okay. Jeff bridges played a lot of these quirky characters in the Seventies, and this is a good example. His character (Craig Blake) has little family, but comes into a sort of surrogate one. Arnold Schwarzenegger begins his acting career in this one, and does OK. There is little indication that he would become a huge action star. (or governor) He plays a body-builder (surprise!). This was kind of below the radar screen in those days, so it was an odd subject. Sally Field was so young and cute here, especially since she showed off that nice round bottom. Yes, we really liked you, Sally! Overall, this one is worth a rental, or catching on cable. Grade: C


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