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The Main Event (1979)

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Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal attempt to recapture the screwball spark of What's Up, Doc? in the labored farce The Main Event. Streisand plays Hillary Kramer, a bankrupt perfume executive who discovers that one of her tax write-offs from more prosperous times was the ownership of prizefighter Kid Natural (Ryan O' Neal). Kid Natural is now a driving instructor who wants nothing to do with boxing, but Hillary is determined to resurrect the Kid's less-than-spectacular boxing career. She installs

Jul 1, 2003

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (5) | DVD (6)

Forgettable Streisand-O'Neal comedy romance set in boxing ring.

February 17, 2008
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A good mainstream comedy that's better than its reputation.

September 21, 2005
Fantastica Daily

entertaining misfire

August 26, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Main Event

This is like a modern version of Pat and Mike in a way, but slightly funnier. Still it's a predictable romantic comedy. Overall it's pretty good.
January 18, 2011
ajv2688

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Barbra Streisand's really funny and has plenty scenes of her sexy butt. Ryan O'Neal and Barbra are the best couple stars of 1970's since 'What's Up, Doc?'.
October 5, 2006
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Dean McKenna

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I saw this as a kid when it first came out in the theatres. Although having not reviewed it since, I remember it being a half decent flick.
July 5, 2009
leekyle1968

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Even though it reunites the starts, it doesn't even compare to "What's Up Doc".
June 12, 2008
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