In John Huston’s unsparing Fat City, Susan Tyrrell delivers a harrowing portrayal of an alcoholic who has an affair with fading boxer Stacy Keach. As two boxers/brothers, Keach and Jeff Bridges were Tyrrell’s better-known co-stars, but Fat City belongs to her crass, spiteful, tragic Oma.
Curiously, Turner Classic Movies is showing Fat City this evening. The movie was one of "TCM guest programmer" Ellen Barkin’s choices. Barkin cited Huston’s drama as one of the films that most influenced her decision to become an actress.
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