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March 02, 2022

FAT CITY

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ColeSmithey.comJohn 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.

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Boxing serves as an apt metaphor about fighting for survival under Capitalism with few resources or any real sense of hope.

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Stacey Keach, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrrell dish out the pain.

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