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This is an ORIGINAL 1-Sheet Movie Poster measuring 27" x 41" from UNITED ARTISTS.

It has Never been hung or used. Light wear from age. This is ALL ORIGINAL. It features a classic image of SYLVESTER STALLONE in his follow-up film after the ACADEMY AWARD winning film, Rocky. This time around it is for the 1978 Drama,

F.I.S.T

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob.

Director: Norman Jewison

Writers: Joe Eszterhas (story), Joe Eszterhas

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle

Cast

Sylvester Stallone ... Johnny Kovak
Rod Steiger ... Senator Madison
Peter Boyle ... Max Graham
Melinda Dillon ... Anna Zarinkas
David Huffman ... Abe Belkin
Kevin Conway ... Vince Doyle
Tony Lo Bianco ... Babe Milano
Cassie Yates ... Molly
Peter Donat ... Arthur St. Clair
John Lehne ... Mr. Gant
Henry Wilcoxon ... Win Talbot
Richard Herd ... Mike Monahan
Tony Mockus Jr. ... Tom Higgins (as Tony Mockus)
Ken Kercheval ... Bernie Marr
Elena Karam ... Mrs. Zerinkas

It's a nice looking poster for fans of this actor or Director Norman Jewison. It's in good shape for it's age!!!

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!

MORE INFO ON SYLVESTER STALLONE: Athletically built, dark haired US actor / screenwriter / director of European parentage may never be mentioned by old school film critics in the same breath as say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness, however movie fans world wide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywoods biggest ever box office draw cards.

Born on July 6th, 1946 in New York's gritty "Hells Kitchen", the young Stallone attended the American College of Switzerland and the University of Miami eventually obtaining a BA degree. Initially, he struggled in small parts in films such as the soft core The Party at Kitty and Stud's (1970), the thriller Klute (1971) and the comedy Bananas (1971). However, he got a crucial career break alongside fellow young actor Henry Winkler sharing lead billing in the effectively written teen gang film _Lord's of Flatbush, The (1974). Further film & TV roles followed, although most of them in uninspiring productions, except for the opportunity to play a megalomaniac, bloodthirsty race driver named "Machine Gun Joe Viterbo" in the Roger Corman produced Death Race 2000 (1975). However, Stallone was also keen to be recognized as a screenwriter, not just an actor, and inspired by the 1975 Muhammad Ali - Chuck Wepner fight in Cleveland, Stallone wrote a film script about a nobody fighter given the "million to one opportunity" to challenge for the heavyweight title. Rocky (1976) became the stuff of cinematic legends, scoring ten Academy Award nominations, winning the Best Picture Award of 1976 and triggering one of the most financially successful movie franchises in history ! Whilst full credit is wholly deserved by Stallone, he was duly supported by tremendous acting from fellow cast members Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith and Burt Young and director John G. Avildsen gave the film an emotive, earthy appeal from start to finish. Stallone had truly arrived on his terms, and offers poured in from various studio's eager to secure Hollywoods hottest new star.

Stallone followed Rocky (1976) with F.I.S.T (1978), loosely based on the life of Teamsters boss, "Jimmy Hoffa", and Paradise Alley (1978), before pulling on the boxing gloves again to resurrect "Rocky Balboa" in the sequel Rocky II (1979). The second outing for the "Italian Stallion" wasn't as powerful or successful as the the first "Rocky", however it still produced strong box office. Subsequent films Nighthawks (1981) and Victory (1981) failed to ignite with audiences, so Stallone was once again lured back to familiar territory with Rocky III (1982) and a fearsome opponent in "Clubber Lang" played by muscular ex-bodyguard Mr. T. The third "Rocky" installment far outperformed the first sequel in box office takings, however Stallone was to "retire" his prize fighter for a couple of years as another mega-franchise was about to be commence for the busy actor.

The character of Green Beret "John Rambo" was the creation of Canadian born writer David Morrell and his novel was adapted to the screen with Stallone in the lead role in First Blood (1982) also starring Richard Crenna and Brian Dennehy. The movie was a surprise hit that polarized audiences because of its commentary about the Vietnam war, that was still relatively fresh in the American public's psyche. Political viewpoints aside, the film was a world wide smash and a sequel soon followed with Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) which drew even stronger criticism from several quarters due to the films plot line about American MIA's allegedly being held in Vietnam. But they say there is no such thing as bad publicity, and "John Rambo's" second adventure was a major money spinner for Stallone and cemented him as one of the top male stars of the 1980s. Riding a wave of amazing popularity, Stallone called on old sparring partner, "Rocky Balboa" to climb back into the ring to defend US pride against Soviet threat's in the form of a towering Russian boxer named "Ivan Drago" played by mono-syllabic Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV (1985). The fourth outing was somewhat controversial with "Rocky" fans as violence levels seemed excessive over previous "Rocky" films, especially with the savage beating suffered by "Apollo Creed" aka Carl Weathers at the hands of the unstoppable "Siberian Express".

Stallone continued forward with a slew of "macho character" themed films that met with a mixed reception from his fans. Cobra (1986) was a clumsy mess, Over the Top (1987) was equally mediocre, Rambo III (1988) saw Rambo take on the Russians in Afghanistan, and cop buddy film Tango & Cash (1989) just didn't quite hit the mark, although it did feature a top notch cast and there was chemistry between Stallone and co-star Kurt Russell.

Philadelphia's favorite "mythical" boxer moved out of the shadows for his fifth screen outing in Rocky V (1990) tackling "Tommy Machine Gunn" aka Tommy Morrison real life heavy weight fighter and the great nephew of screen legend John Wayne, ... "Sly" quickly followed with the lukewarm comedy Oscar (1991), the painfully unfunny Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992), the futuristic action of Demolition Man (1993) and the comic book inspired Judge Dredd (1995). Interestingly, Stallone then took a departure from the "gung ho" steely characters he had been portraying, to stack on a few extra pounds and tackle a more dramatically challenging role in the intriguing Cop Land (1997) also starring Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta. It isn't a classic of the genre, but Cop Land.

!This item is part of Backlot Movie Memorabilia and collectibles in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood, where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!!!

F.I.S.T. Original 1-Sheet Movie Poster SYLVESTER STALLONE Fist
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