The Main Event (1979)

Jun 22, 1979 | Comedy, General Film, Romance, Sports

Director: Howard Zieff

Writer(s): Gail Parent, Andrew Smith

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo, Patti D’Arbanville, Chu Chu Malave, Richard Lawson, James Gregory, Richard Altman, Seth Banks, Lindsay Bloom, Earl Boen, Roger Bowen, Badja Djola, Rory Calhoun, Sue Casey, Alvin Childress, Kristine DeBell, Al Denava, Rene Dijon, Shay Duffin, Murphy Dunne, Art Evans, Ron Henriquez, Anthony Renya, Maurice Sneed, Lee Harman, Vic Heutschy, Ernie Hudson, David Ketchum, Jimmy Lennon Sr., Len Lesser, Eddie ‘El Annimal’ Lopez, Gilda Marx, Denver Mattson, Bill Phillips Murry, Brent Musburger, Robert Nadder, Harvey Parry, John Reilly, Tim Rossovich, Jack Somack, Richard Steele, Karen Hale Wookey, Darrell Zwerling, Luther Fear, Ralph Gambina, Jack Griffin, Robert Hitchcock, Roslyn Kind, Monty O’Grady, Leoda Richards, Rick Sawaya, Jack Slate

Synopsis: Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she finds a boxer, purchased as a tax write off. She decides to take Kid Natural, (Eddie Scanlon) who is much more at home giving driving lessons, into the ring and use him as her key to riches. Eddie thinks this will only get him killed and resists.

Release Date: June 22, 1979 (USA) | Length: 112 min | Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport | Certificate: PG