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Fat City PG

Life is what happens in between rounds.
Fat City
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 6, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1972
  • Label: Sony Pictures Home
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 24


User Ratings: 2,322
So you say to yourself, this Fat City is pretty damn realistic, even if you know in your heart that "realistic" and Hollywood should not be printed on the same page-otherwise paper ignites. Still, you're marveling at it. Full Review
The New Republic
Jun 17, 2013
Rating: 3/4 -- With Leonard Gardner adapting his own book and John Huston sitting in the director's chair, Fat City adheres closer to real life than reel life, painting a portrait of a downtrodden existence not only among the have-nots but among the never-will-haves. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Oct 3, 2015
Rating: 8/10 -- Huston rolled up his sleeves, grabbed a camera, and dived head-first into Gardner's unapologetic pessimism...what resulted was one of the finest films of his career. Full Review
The Retro Set
Dec 27, 2018
The movie is crafty work and very much a show. In one way or another, right down to the percussively abrupt open ending, it's all about being hammered. Full Review
Village Voice
Sep 15, 2009
This poetic adaptation of Leonard Gardner's novel is the most human of all Huston's films, remains one of the greatest boxing movies, and has one of the most memorable closing sequences in all cinema.
Jul 1, 2010
...Huston's gem concentrates on the sport's has-beens, never-weres and never-gonna-bes...
USA Today
Dec 13, 2002
A terse, sharp, downbeat but compassionate look at the underside of smalltown American life in the west. Full Review
Jan 29, 2010

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Two brothers, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum. Newly remastered.

Product Description:

Lesser known than films by Scorsese and Coppola, John Huston's masterly FAT
CITY is a classic story of the American underdog, and deserves its place in
the canon of great 1970s films. Adapted from a Leonard Gardner novel, this
sorely overlooked work brilliantly and unflinchingly portrays the lives of a
group of born losers.

Set in California, the story revolves around the lives of poor fighters. Stacy Keach is Tully, a down-on-his-luck alcoholic boxer living in a flophouse and earning money as a field worker while trying for a comeback. Jeff Bridges is Ernie, his 18-year-old protege who is setting himself up for the same hard-luck life. Tully tries to pass his wisdom on to Ernie, attempting to give the kid the chances that he missed. Meanwhile, Tully also becomes involved with Oma (Susan Tyrell), a raging alcoholic who does nothing but drag him further down. This film initially presents itself as
a Horatio Alger-like comeback or underdog story, but is actually a bleak, incisive character study. A downbeat classic, FAT CITY is one of the best films by director John Huston.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: July 26, 1972
  • Shown at the Cannes Film Festival (out of competition) May 12, 1972.
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  • Sales Rank: 64,162
  • UPC: 043396398528
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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