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The Freshman
6.3 Rating
(98 ratings)
6.4 IMDB rating

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Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Carmine Sabatini
Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

Clark Kellogg
Bruno Kirby

Bruno Kirby

Victor Ray
Penelope Ann Miller

Penelope Ann Miller

Tina Sabatini
Frank Whaley

Frank Whaley

Steve Bushak
Jon Polito

Jon Polito

Chuck Greenwald
Paul Benedict

Paul Benedict

Arthur Fleeber
Richard Gant

Richard Gant

Lloyd Simpson


Written by
Andrew Bergman

Andrew Bergman

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An average movie

1 year, 1 month ago at Mar 20 14:09
I’m a huge fan of Marlon Brando. He was one of the best actors that ever lived but, still, after ‘Apocalypse now’, he didn’t do anything really amazing and all his movies were, at best, watchable but pretty often pure garbage, I’m afraid. This movie is supposed to be the exception though. Indeed, many viewers, including Roger Ebert himself, thought it was one fine feature and a great com... read more
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Description: Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. When Sabatini makes Clark an offer he can't refus ... (more)
Release date: 20 July 1990
UPC: 043396702998
Mafia (4), Comedy (4), Gangster (3), Crime (2), 1990s (2), Lizards (2), Drama (2), 1990 (1), 90s (1)
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" The Freshman (1990)Carmine Sabatini 102 mins 61% 94 0 0 0 "Every word I say, by definition, is a promise.""


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"July 30 "I'm getting too old for this nonsense." This was actually a funny movie. Marlon Brando delivers a great performance even though it's barely different from his character in The Godfather, but that was the point. I wouldn't watch this movie again, but I had fun watching it this one time."


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" Plot: Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. When Sabatini makes Clark an offer he can't refuse, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining. Genre: Comedy | Crime Director: Andrew Bergman Stars: Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Pe"


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"A great actor's self-parody might be fascinating, especially if the actor is Brando. But the performance Brando gives here is anything but a good-natured goof on himself. - Hal Hinson, Washington Post"


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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 1 month ago

An average movie

“I’m a huge fan of Marlon Brando. He was one of the best actors that ever lived but, still, after ‘Apocalypse now’, he didn’t do anything really amazing and all his movies were, at best, watchable but pretty often pure garbage, I’m afraid. This movie is supposed to be the exception though. Indeed, many viewers, including Roger Ebert himself, thought it was one fine feature and a great come-back for this thespian. However, I tend to respectfully disagree. I mean, Brando was indeed pretty good but the movie was rather lame if you ask me. Basically, it is one of those typical comedies where Matthew Broderick plays a clueless and spineless guy. It is rather funny that the guy got his breakthrough by portraying the coolest high-school teenager that ever lived (Ferris Bueller) but then ” read more

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