Bodybuilding and class consciousness are at the center of this moody, insightful, and frequently funny film based on a novel by Charles Gaines and directed by Bob Rafelson (FIVE EASY PIECES). Set in Birmingham, Alabama, it features Jeff Bridges as Craig Blake, the scion of a wealthy
Mountain Brook family who becomes involved in a real estate deal masterminded by Jabo (Joe Spinell). One of the properties blocking the development project is a health club, which Craig visits in the hope of finding a way to persuade its owner, Thor Erickson (wonderfully played by R.G. Armstrong),
to sell. In the process, however, Craig immerses himself in the world of bodybuilding, bec...