The Main Event (1979)

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Released 13-Apr-2005
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Can a penniless perfume magnate (Barbra Streisand) find happiness managing the career of a has-been prizefighter (Ryan O'Neal)? This screwball comedy answers that question... pow! right to the kisser! The two stars reignite their What's Up, Doc? chemistry seven years later, trading the script's verbal punches with the panache of the great '30s and '40s romantic duos. Director Howard Zieff (Private Benjamin, My Girl) sets them sparring all over Los Angeles, including two boxing landmarks, the Main Street Gym and the Olympic Auditorium. But it's not boxing but the mating of love and laughter that's the main event of The Main Event. And it's nice to feel the knockout punch of movie magic again.
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Barbra Streisand
Ryan O'Neal
Paul Sand
Whitman Mayo
Patti D'Arbanville
Directed by
Howard Zieff
Michael Melvoin
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Comedy 1979 104:47 576i (PAL) 2 4 5
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s), French Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
English, French, Arabic, Dutch, English for the Hearing Impaired
Main Menu Audio, Audio Commentary-Barbra Streisand - scene specific commentary, Listing-Cast & Crew, Featurette-"Getting in Shape for The Main Event", Gallery-Production stills, Theatrical Trailer
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