The Main Event

1979

The Main Event

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Seven years after What's Up, Doc?, Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal teamed again for this similar romantic comedy in which a makeup executive invests in the contract of a boxer. After he retires and she becomes bankrupt, the two team up as prizefighter and sparkplug/manager to recover their earlier fortunes.

Cast

Barbra Streisand
as Hillary Kramer
Ryan O'Neal
as Eddie 'Kid Natural' Scanlon
Paul Sand
as David
Richard Lawson
as Hector Mantilla
Richard Altman
as Tour Guide
Joe Amsler
as Stunt Double Kid
Seth Banks
as Newsman
Lindsay Bloom
as Girl in bed
Earl Boen
as Kline
Roger Bowen
as Sinthia Cosmetics Owner
Badja Djola
as Heavyweight in Gym
Rory Calhoun
as Fighter in Kid's Camp
Sue Casey
as Brenda
Alvin Childress
as Man in Gym
Al Denava
as Gomez
Shay Duffin
as Fight Announcer
Art Evans
as Fighter
Vic Heutschy
as Newsman
Bill Murray
as Mantilla's Cornerman
Dave Ketchum
as Photographer
Len Lesser
as Trainer at Big Bear
Eddie Lopez
as Boxer at Kid's Camp
Gilda Marx
as Exercise Teacher
Bill P. Murry
as Mantilla's Cornerman
Brent Musberger
as TV Show Host
Harvey Parry
as Referee in Long Beach
John Reilly
as Alan Crane
Tim Rossovich
as Cannibal
Richard S. Steele
as Boxer in Kid's Camp
Karen Wookey
as Newswoman
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Critic Reviews for The Main Event

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Audience Reviews for The Main Event

  • Aug 03, 2013
    a reuniting of a previously classic screen pairing in the hopes of buffering a plain, mildly humoured script which couldn't be tempered by any director
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2011
    This is like a modern version of Pat and Mike in a way, but slightly funnier. Still it's a predictable romantic comedy. Overall it's pretty good.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2009
    I saw this as a kid when it first came out in the theatres. Although having not reviewed it since, I remember it being a half decent flick.
    Lee K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2009
    Delightful, charming comedy showcasing the talents of both leads.....impossible circumstances bring out the tough in both of these...what a reflecton of the 1970's!!! LOL
    Teresa S Super Reviewer

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