The Main Event Poster

Release Date: 1979

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 2003

PG|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
When her accountant absconds with all her money, Hillary Kramer (Barbra Streisand) goes from reigning queen of the perfume business to flat broke. Down to her last few possessions of value, Hillary finds a contract for a boxer known as Eddie "Kid Natural" Scanlon (Ryan O'Neal). He's a completely inept fighter, but Kramer is desperate enough to think he's her ticket back to glory. She aggressively promotes him despite his flaws, and falls in love along the way.

Cast: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo, Patti D'Arbanville, Chu Chu Malave, Richard Lawson, James Gregory

Director: Howard Zieff

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: First Artists

Keywords: Love, Quest, Amusing, 1930s, Underdog


Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture