The Main Event
The Main Event (1979)

Seven years after What's Up, Doc?, Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal teamed again for this similar romantic comedy in which a makeup executive invests in the contract of a boxer. After he retires and she becomes bankrupt, the two… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 22, 1979
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum

Forgettable Streisand-O'Neal comedy romance set in boxing ring.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A good mainstream comedy that's better than its reputation.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

entertaining misfire

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This is like a modern version of Pat and Mike in a way, but slightly funnier. Still it's a predictable romantic comedy. Overall it's pretty good.
Anthony Valletta
Even though it reunites the starts, it doesn't even compare to "What's Up Doc".
Dean McKenna
Barbra Streisand's really funny and has plenty scenes of her sexy butt. Ryan O'Neal and Barbra are the best couple stars of 1970's since… More
Lee Kyle
I saw this as a kid when it first came out in the theatres. Although having not reviewed it since, I remember it being a half decent flick.