December 27, 2018

Episode 396: Fat City (1972)

Special Guest: Stacy Keach
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Jedidiah Ayres

Based on a book by and adapted by , Fat City (1972) was directed by John Huston and stars Stacy Keach as Tully, an over the hill fighter who says he wants to pick himself up and revive his career after he meets Ernie (Jeff Bridges), a kid who seems to have a lot of promise in the boxing world. We see their stories parallel and contrast one another as we watch Fat City unfold.

Jedidiah Ayres and Heather Drain join Mike to discuss this wonderfully downbeat film.

Listen/Download Now:

Read Fat City: Fifty Years Later by David Lida
Read A Day On The Set Of Fat City, John Huston's Cult Classic by Grover Lewis
Read John Huston Part 3: Fat City (1972) by William Hare

"If" - Bread
"Unchained" - Van Halen
"Help Me Make It Through The Night" - Kris Kristofferson


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