as Johnny Kovak
as Sen. Andrew Madison
as Max Graham
as Anna Zerinkas
as Abe Belkin
as Babe Milano
as Vince Doyle
as Arthur St. Claire
as Win Talbot
as Mike Monahan
as Mrs. Zerinkas
as Bernie Marr
as Tom Higgins
as Frank Vasko
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Critic Reviews for F.I.S.T.
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.
When you read about the plot in this film and the run time it doesn't seem very appealing but I have to say I enjoyed it, The story isn't nothing new, A man starts a company needs help from the wrong people and traps himself in a corner but Stallones performance was brilliant maybe because he was fresh from his Oscar win from Rocky but he played a great part in keeping this movie from becoming stale, Won't be everyones cup of tea but I didn't think it would be mine and usually it's not but I got proved wrong yet again.
It's well made but lacking any narrative so it just lurches along.
Definetely a great Sylvester Stallone film. I don't know he just has that certain coolness factor about him. Rent this movie!!!
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