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The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

The King of Marvin Gardens
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6.6 IMDB rating

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Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

David Staebler
Bruce Dern

Bruce Dern

Jason Staebler
Charles LaVine

Charles LaVine

Grandfather
John P. Ryan

John P. Ryan

Surtees


Written by
Jacob Brackman

Jacob Brackman

(screenplay)
Bob Rafelson

Bob Rafelson

(story) and


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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 de ... (more)
Release date: 12 October 1972
UPC: 043396528093
Drama (7), Murder (4), Casino (4), 1972 (4), Bank (3), Restaurant (3), Stripper (3), Singer (3), Middle Age (3), Disappearance (3), 1970s (3), Beauty Pageant (2), Eye Liner (2), Crime (2), Beauty Queen (2), Paris France (2), SnP (2), Loser (2), Packing (2), Piano Tuner (2)
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"Nicholson was the king of the 70s and this is another great example of that. As good as he is, along with Burstyn and Dern, the surprise ending is what makes this film even more memorable."


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