Yet again, I could not find a link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing this 1972 classic boxing drama, so my readers will have to read his introduction here. The original airdate of this episode was June 12, 1988. The director of Fat City is John Huston, who has directed such classics as The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre to name just two examples. In case you readers are interested, here is a link to my list of my favorite films by him. Cox is right on just about everything here including the intimacy of it’s drama.
Anyway, here is a youtube link to the trailer below:
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Having only seen him previously as Mike Hammer on tv, Stacey Keach was a real eye opener in this film. He played boxer Tully with a touch of world weary dignity, reminiscent of Robert Mitchum in several films. An excellent team up with the young, laid back Jeff Bridges.
I saw this film on release, and had totally forgotten it. I don’t remember being that engaged with it, despite some fine acting. Mind you, I was only 20 at the time.
Best wishes, Pete
I could not have summed up what you said any better than you have here 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
Watch it with fresh eyes because it is quite an intelligent sports drama. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
I saw it for the first time back in Jan last year. I had to do a post on it if your bored!. It’s a film that sneaks up on you when you stopped thinking about it, bam it pops back into your memory. Pretty depressing mind!
As depressing as the film might be, their is something graceful in how every element in executed including but not limited to the performances of Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges and Susan Tyrell. Anyway, thanks for dropping by and I just left a comment under your Fat City post 🙂
I watched this film when it first came out and have not seen it since. I don’t remember how I even felt about the film, good or bad. Should watch it again. Excellent cast.
You will love it, I can guarantee you that 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂