Stay Hungry

Stay Hungry (1976)

If you've got an appetite for life:

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1976-04-23
  • User Rating: 5.6/10 from 74 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Bob Rafelson
star 5.6/10
From 74 Ratings


A dishonest businessman asks rich layabout Craig Blake to help him buy a gym, which will be demolished for a development project in Alabama. But after spending time with weightlifter Joe Santo and gym worker Mary Tate Farnsworth, Craig wants out of the deal. The property negotiations turn ugly, causing a brawl at the gym and a spectacle at a big bodybuilding meet, as Craig learns that it's not easy to turn your back on fair-weather friends.

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  • Jeff Bridges

    as Craig Blake
  • Sally Field

    as Mary Tate Farnsworth
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    as Joe Santo
  • R. G. Armstrong

    as Thor Erickson
  • Robert Englund

    as Franklin
  • Helena Kallianiotes

    as Anita
  • Roger E. Mosley

    as Newton
  • Woodrow Parfrey

    as Uncle Albert
  • Scatman Crothers

    as William
  • Kathleen Miller

    as Dorothy Stephens
  • Fannie Flagg

    as Amy
  • Joanna Cassidy

    as Zoe
  • Richard Gilliland

    as Hal
  • Mayf Nutter

    as Richard Packman
  • Ed Begley Jr.

    as Lester
  • John David Carson

    as Halsey
  • Joe Spinell

    as Jabo
  • Dennis Fimple

    as Bubba
  • Clifford A. Pellow

    as Walter Jr.
  • Garry Goodrow

    as Moe Zwick
  • Bart Carpinelli

    as Laverne
  • Bob Westmoreland

    as Fred Kroop
  • Brandy Wilde

    as Flower
  • Laura Hippe

    as Mae Ruth
  • John Gilgreen

    as Security Officer
  • Murray Johnson

    as Heavy #1
  • Dennis Burkley

    as Heavy #2
  • Autry Pinson

    as Heavy #3
  • Martin Hames

    as Bartender
  • Byron Berline

    as Fiddler with Mustache (uncredited)
  • Susan Bridges

    as Blonde Photographer at Contest (uncredited)
  • Samson Burke

    as Goliath (uncredited)
  • Roger Callard

    as Bodybuilder in Blue Shorts (uncredited)
  • Paul Chramer

    as Man on the Street (uncredited)
  • Franco Columbu

    as Franco Orsini (uncredited)
  • Ed Corney

    as Bodybuilder (uncredited)
  • Denny Gable

    as Bodybuilder (uncredited)
  • Sam Ingraffia

    as Ron Haber (uncredited)
  • Bob Rafelson

    as Man on a Sidewalk with Painting (uncredited)
  • Robbie Robinson

    as Bodybuilder at Contest (uncredited)
  • Ken Waller

    as Doug Stewart (uncredited)
  • Jolene Wolff

    as Mrs. Clyde (uncredited)
Directing Bob Rafelson Director
Writing Bob Rafelson Screenplay
Production Bob Rafelson Producer
Sound Byron Berline Original Music Composer
Writing Charles Gaines Novel
Sound Bruce Langhorne Original Music Composer
Camera Victor J. Kemper Director of Photography
Production Harold Schneider Producer
Writing Charles Gaines Screenplay
Art Ed Shanley Construction Coordinator
Editing John F. Link Editor
Production Dianne Crittenden Casting
Art Toby Carr Rafelson Production Design
Art Robert Gould Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Bob Westmoreland Makeup Artist
Directing Michael Haley Assistant Director
Directing Alan Hopkins Second Assistant Director
Directing Louis Race Assistant Director Trainee
Crew George Lillie Scenic Artist
Art Paul Pascarella Graphic Designer
Sound Michael Galloway Sound
Sound Richard Portman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Sam F. Shaw Sound Effects
Sound Barry Thomas Sound Mixer
Sound Samuel C. Crutcher Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Don MacDougall Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Lou Noto Assistant Camera
Camera Fred Richter Key Grip
Camera Robert C. Thomas Camera Operator
Camera Jack Brown Assistant Camera
Camera Jim Coe Still Photographer
Production Barbara Evans Location Casting
Costume & Make-Up Nancy McArdle Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up G. Tony Scarano Costume Supervisor
Editing Marty Spiro Assistant Editor
Sound Dan Carlin Sr. Music Editor