Sylvester Stallone stars in this hard-hitting, boldly ambitious drama that powerfully reveals a significant slice of American history. As union leader Johnny Kovak, Stallone's performance confirmed his stature as one of Hollywood's hottest stars. Closely paralleling history, the film follows the rise and fall of Kovak, from his beginnings as an idealistic blue-collar worker to his final position as head of one of the country's most powerful unions: the Federation of Inter-State Truckers. But there are no unscarred heroes in this world. To achieve his dream of justice for the working man, Kovak must accept the muscle of organized crime. Ultimately, F.I.S.T. is a story of idealism corrupted and betrayed. Oscar® winner Rod Steiger (1967 Best Actor, In the Heat of the Night), Peter Boyle and Brian Dennehy are featured in the fine supporting cast. Directed by Norman Jewison, with Laszlo Kovac's darkly moody cinematography and a heroic score by Rocky composer Bill Conti, F.I.S.T. is "a particularly American kind of epic" (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).

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F.I.S.T. (1978)

Action/Drama · 2h 25m

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A love story between a man, a country, the people he led and the woman he loved.

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Sylvester Stallone stars in this hard-hitting, boldly ambitious drama that powerfully reveals a significant slice of American history. As union leader Johnny Kovak, Stallone's performance confirmed his stature as one of Hollywood's hottest stars. Closely paralleling history, the film follows the rise and fall of Kovak, from his beginnings as an idealistic blue-collar worker to his final position as head of one of the country's most powerful unions: the Federation of Inter-State Truckers. But there are no unscarred heroes in this world. To achieve his dream of justice for the working man, Kovak must accept the muscle of organized crime. Ultimately, F.I.S.T. is a story of idealism corrupted and betrayed. Oscar® winner Rod Steiger (1967 Best Actor, In the Heat of the Night), Peter Boyle and Brian Dennehy are featured in the fine supporting cast. Directed by Norman Jewison, with Laszlo Kovac's darkly moody cinematography and a heroic score by Rocky composer Bill Conti, F.I.S.T. is "a particularly American kind of epic" (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Chateau Productions

Budget

$11,000,000

Revenue

$20,388,920
Cast
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Richard Dioguardi

Man #2
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Sylvester Stallone

Johnny Kovak
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Rod Steiger

Senator Madison
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Peter Boyle

Max Graham
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Melinda Dillon

Anna Zarinkas
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David Huffman

Abe Belkin
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Kevin Conway

Vince Doyle
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Tony Lo Bianco

Babe Milano
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Cassie Yates

Molly
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Peter Donat

Arthur St. Clair
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John Lehne

Mr. Gant
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Henry Wilcoxon

Win Talbot
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Richard Herd

Mike Monahan
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Tony Mockus Jr.

Tom Higgins (as Tony Mockus)
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Ken Kercheval

Bernie Marr
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Elena Karam

Mrs. Zerinkas
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Joe Tornatore

Angel
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James Karen

Andrews
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Stuart Gillard

Phil Talbot
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Brian Dennehy

Frank Vasko
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Sam Chew Jr.

Peter Jacobs (as Sam Chew)
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Robert Lipton

Dave Roberts
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John Bleifer

Mishka
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Frank McRae

Lincoln Dombrowsky
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Rozsika Halmos

Mrs. Kovak
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Earl Montgomery

Russell Langley
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Harry Basch

Network Announcer
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Nada Rowand

Mrs. Vasko
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Chuck Gradi

Jugovich aka Jugs
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Alphonse Skerl

Priest (as Father Alphonse Skerl)
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Reid Cruickshanks

McGuinn
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Sidney Clute

Company Negotiator
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M. Patrick Hughes

Jocko
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Bill Zuckert

Delegate Bob
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Martin Braddock

Attorney Negotiations
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Barry Atwater

Milano's Attorney
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Sandy Ward

The Man
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Andy Romano

Man #1
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Frank Whiteman

Gunman #3
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Hugo Bolba

Zigi
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Ron Delagardelle

Samuels
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Robert Courtleigh

Congressman
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Tony Crupi

Gunman #1
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Herman Poppe

Gunman #2
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Frank Bongiorno

Italian Waiter
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Antonio Canino

Maitre D
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Michael Twaine

FBI Man #1 (as Michael Twain)
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Walt Davis

FBI Man #2
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Sam Woods

Another Delegate
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James Jeter

Mike Quinn
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Jack Slate

Bob Wilson
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George Barrow

Trucker #1
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Norman Rice

Trucker #2
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Ed Call

Trucker #3
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Russell Shannon

Abe's Man
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Fil Formicola

The Man's Assistant
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Brass Adams

Attorney
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Eric Carlson

Worker
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John R. Setard

Another Worker
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John Bisenius

Radio Patrolman
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Vincent Williams

Glove Factory Foreman
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Joseph W. Schuver

Gas Station Attendant
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Carl Vander Meulen

Police Captain
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Charles McCarthy

Accordionist (as Charles R. McCarthy)
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Ethel Kohler

Accordionist's Wife
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Bill Bicksler

Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Luther Fear

Local union boss (uncredited)
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Fritz Ford

Cop (uncredited)
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Bruce McGill

Hitman (uncredited)
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Judson Pratt

Kovak's Attorney
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David Greene

Senator
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Jim Murphy

TV Reporter
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René Le Vant

Newspaper Reporter
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Tony Mendia

Michael Kovak
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Anthony Kiedis

Kevin Kovak (as Cole Dammett)
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Deonne Fator

Vasko's Daughter
Crew
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Norman Jewison

Director
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Joe Eszterhas

Writer
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Disc Releases
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F.I.S.T

(DVD)

12/13/2005

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F.I.S.T.

(Blu-ray)

2/10/2015

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F.I.S.T

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

F.I.S.T.

(DVD)

12/13/2005

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