Body and Soul

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With great predecessors like The Set-Up, Fat City and Raging Bull, it's hard to see how this travesty (rather than remake) of the Rossen/Polonsky original could be so agonisingly awful. Sketchily skipping through the predictable vacillations of its boxer-hero's career, the film's plastic performances, saccharine sentiments, inept fight scenes, and sexist fantasy all vie for the honour of pummelling the audience into mindless shock. Garbage.

Release details

Duration: 122 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Bowers
Screenwriter: Leon Isaac Kennedy
Cast: Michael Gazzo
Kim Hamilton
Gilbert Lewis
Perry Lang
Jayne Kennedy
Muhammad Ali
Leon Isaac Kennedy
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