John Huston's 1972 boxing drama, based on screenwriter Leonard Gardner's novel, is a bruiser.
"Fat City" fits right alongside "Night Moves," "Atlantic City" and "The King of Marvin Gardens" for its bleak depiction of a '70s era America falling apart at the seams.
No one has any money.
Romance is a down and dirty business.
Boxing serves as an apt metaphor about fighting for survival under Capitalism with few resources or any real sense of hope.
Stacey Keach, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrrell dish out the pain.
Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.
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