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The King of Marvin Gardens (The Philosopher King)

The King of Marvin Gardens
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Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson
David Staebler
Bruce Dern Bruce Dern
Jason Staebler
Charles LaVine Charles LaVine
John P. Ryan John P. Ryan

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Jacob Brackman Jacob Brackman
Bob Rafelson Bob Rafelson
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Description: The American dream is to get past Marvin Gardens and buy Park Place or Boardwalk. Monopoly, for some, is a game and, for others, a lifelong reality. This film is about one man's quest for the easy road to Boardwalk. Jason Staebler (Bruce Dern) is making his last go for the big break. He has convinced himself that he can negotiate a deal to take over a resort off the coast of Hawaii. He summons his brother David (Jack Nicholson), an FM radio monologist in Philadelphia, to meet him in Atlantic City where the deal is to be finalized. While they wait around for the impossible dream to materialize, Jason tries to renew contact wit ... (more)
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Tags: Drama (8), Casino (5), Murder (5), Singer (4), Restaurant (4), Bank (4), 1972 (4), Disappearance (4), Stripper (4), Middle Age (4), Packing (3), Beauty Pageant (3), Loser (3), 1970s (3), Beauty Queen (3), Piano Tuner (3), Eye Liner (3), Radio Station (2), Atlanta Georgia (2), Organ Music (2)
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