Stay Hungry (1976)

Stay Hungry (1976)

Stay Hungry




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A wealthy Southern businessman makes plan to purchase and destroy a popular gym as part of a major real-estate development but has second thoughts when he befriends the gym's dedicated patrons. This comedy-drama sets the businessman's change of heart against a colorful look at the world of body-building.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Gaines, Charles Gaines, Bob Rafelson
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 18, 2004


as Craig Blake

as Mary Tate Farnsworth

as Thor Erickson

as Franklin

as Craig's Uncle

as Dorothy Stephens

as Amy Walterson

as Joe Mason

as Halsey

as Walter Jr.

as Packman

as Walter, Jr.
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Critic Reviews for Stay Hungry

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Underneath it all is a lurching and poorly defined film concept.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

It has its slack spells, but Rafelson's sure feel for the inexpressible subtleties of emotional relationships is evident throughout.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It is the sort of movie whose vapidity is exposed as soon as the clutter is removed.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

[A] moody, insightful, and frequently funny film ...

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
TV Guide's Movie Guide

...if nothing else, the film is worth checking out for the sight of Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a fiddle.

Full Review… | June 6, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Stay Hungry

Originally wanted to see this movie just to see Sally Field naked, but I like most Jeff Bridges and Schwarzenegger movies too. I thought it was alright. It kept me interested the whole way through moreso than I would've thought, and Sally Field was just plain hot when she was my age...still is for her age. It was a lot of fun seeing these three when they were young. I love that it's based in Alabama too, cause that's where I've lived all my life!

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer


Good performances by Jeff and Sally and Arnold is okay, his role doesn't really require much from him. Not a great film but an okay way to spend a couple of hours.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Very good friendly comedy-drama between Jeff Bridges, Sally Field and Arnold Schwarzenegger in a small gym and it looked like they were having a good time. Bridges is the best, Field is a revelation and Schwarzenegger radiates assurance and appeal in this upbeat film.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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