The Main Event 1979

The Main Event

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When her accountant absconds with all her money, Hillary Kramer (Barbra Streisand) goes from reigning queen of the perfume business to flat broke. Down to her last few possessions of value, Hillary finds a contract for a boxer known as Eddie "Kid Natural" Scanlon (Ryan O'Neal). He's a completely inept fighter, but Kramer is desperate enough to think he's her ticket back to glory. She aggressively promotes him despite his flaws, and falls in love along the way.

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  • Aug 03, 2013
    a reuniting of a previously classic screen pairing in the hopes of buffering a plain, mildly humoured script which couldn't be tempered by any director
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  • Jan 18, 2011
    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.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2009
    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.
    Lee K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2009
    Delightful, charming comedy showcasing the talents of both leads.....impossible circumstances bring out the tough in both of these...what a reflecton of the 1970's!!! LOL
    Teresa S Super Reviewer

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