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as Sen. Andrew Madison
as Max Graham
as Anna Zerinkas
as Abe Belkin
as Babe Milano
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as Arthur St. Claire
as Win Talbot
as Mike Monahan
as Mrs. Zerinkas
as Bernie Marr
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F.I.S.T. stands for nearly 2 1/2 hours of almost unmitigated boredom-a misfired would-be proletarian epic with Sylvester Stallone misplaying the Jimmy Hoffa part with a self-confidence that borders on the sublime.
F.I.S.T. is to the labor movement in the United States what All the King's Men was to an era in American politics.
Stallone's performance is a superb blend of stubborn-jawed gravity and ironic hamming.
F.I.S.T. is a big movie that benefits more from the accumulation of small, ordinary detail than from any particular wit or inspiration of vision. It's also played with great conviction by its huge cast.
F.I.S.T. is another in a long line of well-made films that excel in their particulars, even if they fall a little short as complete, complex pieces of cinema.
Stallone likes to depart from his customary muscle image from time to time. Often it fails, but sometimes he succeeds, as in this interesting (albeit somewhat flawed) drama of a Hoffa-like trade union leader.
Audience Reviews for F.I.S.T.
Definetely a great Sylvester Stallone film. I don't know he just has that certain coolness factor about him. Rent this movie!!!
Rocky becomes a union leader, while Norman Jewison steals scenes directly from Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life) and Vittorio de Sica (Bicycle Thieves). Absolutely brutal.
It's well made but lacking any narrative so it just lurches along.
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