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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 »

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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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If you've got an appetite for life: 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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Trivia

Jeff Bridges recalled a cut workout scene, in which he was doing toe raises, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was riding on his back for weight. However, due to the head-on camera angle it appeared that a sex scene was occurring between the two men. Bridges laughed uproariously at the take, and was disappointed that it was cut from the film. 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
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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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