Stay Hungry (1976)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
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Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 3
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In this offbeat comedy, Jeff Bridges plays Craig Blake, a rich kid who works with a group of hard-living Southern real-estate men led by Jabo (Joe Spinell), who are buying up a business district in Birmingham, Alabama in order to clear the space and put in a new project. Craig is supposed to work out a deal to buy the Olympic Spa, a gym popular with local weight-lifters, but after spending some time at the club, Craig finds himself fascinated with the people there, especially Joe Santo (Arnold
Jan 1, 1976 Wide
May 18, 2004
Mary Tate Farnsworth
Roger E. Mosley
Ed Begley Jr
John David Carson
Clifford A. Pellow
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It has its slack spells, but Rafelson's sure feel for the inexpressible subtleties of emotional relationships is evident throughout.
It is the sort of movie whose vapidity is exposed as soon as the clutter is removed.
It introduces us to sharply defined, rather odd characters and then lets them mix it up. The movie is episodic, and some of the episodes are brilliant.
...if nothing else, the film is worth checking out for the sight of Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a fiddle.
A Bob Rafelson film about a young antihero struggling to make sense out of his life and find a new direction for it
Very much a product of its time, Stay Hungry is indulgent and only sporadically amusing, but kept afloat by a typically charming Jeff Bridges.
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