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On the Waterfront
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Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Terry Malloy
Karl Malden

Karl Malden

Father Barry
Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb

Johnny Friendly
Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger

Charley Malloy
Pat Henning

Pat Henning

Kayo Dugan
Tony Galento

Tony Galento

Truck


Written by
Budd Schulberg

Budd Schulberg

(screenplay)
Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson



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Waterfront refuses to lose and comes out a winner.

5 years, 4 months ago at Nov 6 22:54
2 votes
''You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Charley.''


An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Marlon Brando: Terry Malloy

Karl Malden: Father Barry

Lee J. Cobb: ... read more

Gripping drama.

6 years, 11 months ago at Apr 28 5:42
1 vote
"Hey, you wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you."

On the Waterfront is a classic film that tells a remarkable tale of one man's struggle with his conscience and the union bosses that he works for.

The film is brutal, gripping, hard-hitting and categorically astonishing. It's just such a monumental shame that this film (along with a m... read more

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4 years, 9 months ago at Jun 10 20:43
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My first viewing of this masterpiece. Acted to perfection by every damn cast member. From the second the film started I was hooked, fully engrossed in the story. Marlon Brando is amazing as Terry Malloy, the former boxer, determined to put an end to the bullying and murder at the waterfront and along the way falls in love with Eide (brilliantly portrayed by Eva Marie Saint), a young woman whose br... read more
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Marlon Brando is Terry Malloy, an ex-prize fighter struggling against union corruption along the New York waterfront. Malloy's battle takes him all the way to the witness stand, where he finds himself testifying against union leaders.
Release date: 22 June 1954
UPC: 043396784093
Drama (23), Crime (19), Gangster (16), 1950s (16), Corruption (14), Mafia (12), Classic (11), 1954 (10), Murder (8), Marlon Brando (8), Oscar Winner (7), Romance (7), Waterfront (7), Activism (7), Mob (6), Black & White (6), Best Picture Oscar (6), Courtroom (6), Dock (5), Priest (5)
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A great classic

“Even though Brando’s career has always been rather inconsistent, I have always been a huge fan of the guy and since this flick is considered as one of his classics, I was quite eager to check it out. Man, at the time, he was really on fire and gave one of his best performances, arguably one of the best performances ever given by an actor. Personally, I still prefer ‘A Streetcar named Desire’ but this flick is definitely not far behind. Anyway, 3 years after making this seminal classic, Elia Kazan was working again with Marlon Brando and the end-result was once again quite impressive. Basically, contrary to most of the movies produced Hollywood at the time and still nowadays, the main character was not some kind of almighty hero but an average man who was deeply flawed. However, even ” read more

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