The Main Event (1979)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 22, 1979 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal attempt to recapture the screwball spark of What's Up, Doc? in the labored farce The Main Event. Streisand plays Hillary Kramer, a bankrupt perfume executive who discovers that one of her tax write-offs from more prosperous times was the ownership of prizefighter Kid Natural (Ryan O' Neal). Kid Natural is now a driving instructor who wants nothing to do with boxing, but Hillary is determined to resurrect the Kid's less-than-spectacular boxing career. She installs herself as the Kid's manager and tries to get him in shape to go the distance. Along the way, the two fall in love.

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bankruptcy, boxing, career, con/scam, forbidden-love, fortune [wealth], persuasion, sports, stars [celebrities]