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The Main Event (1979)

PG
112 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

A bankrupt entrepreneur attempts to recoup some of her losses by getting a washed-out boxer she picked up as a tax loss back into the ring - an idea her protégé isn't fond of.
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Composer
Michael Melvoin (music score)
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Box Office
Gross (US & Canada)
$42,800,000
Gross (World)
$42,800,000
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Release date
Jun 22, 1979 (United States)

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54 cast members
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Barbra Streisand
Hillary Kramer Hillary Kramer   See fewer
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Ryan O'Neal
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Paul Sand
David David   See fewer
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Richard Lawson
Hector Mantilla Hector Mantilla   See fewer
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Richard Altman
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Seth Banks
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Lindsay Bloom
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Earl Boen
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Roger Bowen
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Badja Djola
Heavyweight In Gym (as Badja Medu Djola) Heavyweight In Gym (as Badja Medu Djola)   See fewer
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Rory Calhoun
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Sue Casey
Brenda Brenda   See fewer
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Alvin Childress
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Kristine DeBell
Lucy (as Kristine De Bell) Lucy (as Kristine De Bell)   See fewer
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Al Denava
Gomez Gomez   See fewer
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Rene Dijon
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Shay Duffin
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Art Evans
Fighter Fighter   See fewer
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Ron Henriquez
Fighter (as Ron Henriques) Fighter (as Ron Henriques)   See fewer
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Anthony Renya
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Maurice Sneed
Fighter Fighter   See fewer
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Lee Harman
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Vic Heutschy
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Ernie Hudson
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David Ketchum
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Jimmy Lennon Sr.
Announcer (as Jimmy Lennon) Announcer (as Jimmy Lennon)   See fewer
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Len Lesser
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Boxer At Kid's Camp (as Eddie 'Animal' Lopez) Boxer At Kid's Camp (as Eddie 'Animal' Lopez)   See fewer
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Gilda Marx
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Robert Nadder
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John Reilly
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Tim Rossovich
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Richard Steele
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Karen Hale Wookey
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Darrell Zwerling
Sheldon Sheldon   See fewer
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Luther Fear
Animated Fight Fan (uncredited) Animated Fight Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Gambina
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Robert Hitchcock
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Man at Gym (uncredited) Man at Gym (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 2,494 votes