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Story

Comedic misfire from the mid-1970s in a futile attempt to bottle the same lightning that struck when Barbra Streisand teamed with Ryan O'Neal in What's Up, Doc? Here, Streisand plays a spoiled rich girl, the head of a bankrupt cosmetics company, who discovers she's lost everything--except her ownership of the contract of a washed-up boxer (O'Neal, known for his combative nature offscreen). So she tries to rally this dispirited pug into a comeback that will earn the kinds of purses that will put her back on her feet. Naturally, in the process romantic sparks are kindled. But despite a loud and energetic performance by Streisand, this Howard Zieff comedy doesn't add up to much. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Barbra StreisandHillary Kramer
Ryan O'NealEddie 'Kid Natural' Scanlon
Paul SandDavid
Patti D'ArbanvilleDonna
Richard LawsonHector Mantilla
James GregoryGough
Earl BoenKline
Ernie HudsonKiller
Len LesserTrainer At Big Bear

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Howard Zieff
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 112 min
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 22, 1979
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJul 1, 2003
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