This movie could only have been made exactly when it was. It's got early 70s written all over it. From the grittiness of it all to the performance of Susan Tyrrell to the alcohol fueled scenes to the slow pacing to the Kris Kristofferson song over the opening and closing credits - this movie oozes 1970's downer realism.
Jeff Bridges plays a young boxer who becomes friends with a boozed up washed out former boxer played by Stacey Keach. Keach keeps warm at night with the boozer Tyrrell who I had never seen before but was fantastic in her booziness. And Nicholas Colasanto (Coach from Cheers) plays the owner of the gym. Fantastic.
There are many memorable scenes in this movie - none more memorable than the last. And nothing really happens in the last scene! I love the 70's!
Directed by John Huston
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