Dir. John Huston (1972)
John Hustons contribution to Hollywoods new wave zeitgeist is a laconic, downbeat tale about a washed-up, hard-drinking boxer (Stacy Keach) who encounters and briefly sponsors a younger version of himself (Jeff Bridges). Shot on location, in the lower depths of Stockton, California, Fat City could be subtitled The Beautiful Losers of Desolation Row. The hapless palookas are upstaged by future Warhol performer Susan Tyrell, as a hoarsely high-falutin dipso. In one way or another, its all about being hammered.
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