Set in Stockton, California, against a backdrop of run-down bars, cheap apartments and half-empty second rate gyms, FAT CITY is a grim story of hope and despair among life's losers.
Billy Tully (Stacy Keach), a 29-year-old one-time boxing contender, contemplates a comeback after nearly two years of alcoholism brought about by the loss of both his wife and the biggest fight of his career. He meets Ernie Munger (Jeff Bridges), a promising 19-year-old, and encourages him to hook
up with Billy's old manager (Nicholas Colasanto). This Ernie does and so begins his own boxing career. Billy, however, continues boozing and his personal and professional lives continue the...