FAT CITY (John Huston, 1972)

Stockton, California, the late 1950s; twenty-nine-year-old Jimmy Tully (Stacy Keach, marvelous), a washed-up palooka who once showed promise in the ring, befriends also-white eighteen-year-old Ernie Minger (Jeff Bridges, the least gifted of his clan, minimally effective here), whose brief career as a prize fighter lies ahead of him. As Jimmy puts it, Ernie is “soft […]