The Main Event Poster Original Daybill Rolled 1979 Barbra Streisand
Rare Rolled Daybill Poster.The Main Event is a 1979 American sports romantic comedy film starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal, written by Gail Parent and directed by Howard Zieff. The film was originally offered to Ryan O'Neal when Goldie Hawn was going to star. Then the producers proposed Diana Ross to appear in the lead, but O'Neal refused. The film was among the top 20 highest grossing films of the year at the box office. It grossed $42.8 million on a budget of $8 million. It was also the impetus for Barbra Streisand's first foray into disco singing the Golden Globe-nominated and People’s Choice Award winning theme song written by Paul Jabara and Bruce Roberts.