F.I.S.T. Daybill Movie Poster Original Aka FIST
Rare Daybill Poster.F.I.S.T. (stylized on-screen as F•I•S•T) Aka FIST is a 1978 American crime neo-noir drama film directed by Norman Jewison (Thomas Crown Affair) and starring Sylvester Stallone. Stallone plays a Cleveland warehouse worker who becomes involved in the labour union leadership of the fictional "Federation of Inter-State Truckers" (F.I.S.T.). The film is loosely based on the Teamsters union and their former President Jimmy Hoffa. Although the film was Stallone's first post-Rocky film, it was stated that the title acronym F.I.S.T. was an unintentional play on Stallone's public image as the boxer Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone is quoted as saying when it came to the script ‘A great deal of work was done by myself, along with Norman Jewison, to hammer it into shape….’ Stallone received $350,000 for acting and $150,000 for his part in writing the script. Most of the filming was done in Dubuque, Iowa. Dubuque was chosen firstly because the older sections of the town looked more like Cleveland of the 1930s than Cleveland did at the time, and secondly because of the absence of roof-mounted television antennas due to most of the homes having cable television. The film was a success, grossing $20,388,920 on an $8 million budget! It also received generally positive reviews from critics. The film was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Music in a Feature Film.