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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Craig Blake
... Mary Tate Farnsworth
... Joe Santo
... Thor Erickson
... Franklin
... Anita
... Newton
... Uncle Albert
... William
... Dorothy Stephens
... Amy
... Zoe
... Hal
Mayf Nutter ... Richard Packman
... Lester
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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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10 May 1976 (Brazil)  »

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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 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 »

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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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Featured in Sneak Previews: The Best and Worst Films of 1976 (1977) See more »

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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
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Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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This movie is really a hoot!
11 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

See Sally Field in her only theatrically released nude scene (and lots of body revealing outfits!). See Ah-nold play the fiddle! See Jeff Bridges clog(country solo dancing). See Joe Spinell play a cracker! See Robert Englund before he became "Freddy" (he is much scarier looking in this film)! Roger Mosley before "Magnum P.I.!". And Fanny Flagg and Helena Kallioniotes from "Five Easy Pieces".

Cast wise it does not get any better than this for a bunch of then relative unknowns!


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