Fat City


Dir. John Huston (1972)
John Huston’s contribution to Hollywood’s 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, it’s all about being hammered.

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