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The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

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

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), Paris France (2), SnP (2), Loser (2), Packing (2), Piano Tuner (2), Beauty Pageant (2), Eye Liner (2), Crime (2), Beauty Queen (2)
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"Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern and Ellen Burstyn that's a hell of a quality lead cast you have right there, and their performances in The King Of Marvin Gardens are certainly great. The film itself is an odd one, slightly rambling, melancholic and a little surreal, perhaps a little too talky for modern audiences too. But overall I enjoyed it, the 70's truly was a golden era of American Cinema and quite frankly it makes a nice change to be treated with a level of intelligence when you watch a movie."


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