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The King of Marvin Gardens (The Philosopher King) (1973)

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Starring (View all)
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 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)
Release date: 26 April 1973
UPC: 043396528093
Tags: Drama (8), Murder (5), Casino (5), 1972 (4), Singer (4), Bank (4), Restaurant (4), Stripper (4), Disappearance (4), Middle Age (4), Eye Liner (3), Beauty Pageant (3), 1970s (3), Loser (3), Beauty Queen (3), Packing (3), Piano Tuner (3), Dancing (2), Cricket (2), Fish (2)
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"First viewing - Feb. 17th I went from Nicholson being behind the camera to being in front of it, and had hoped this would be worthwhile given the cast. It starts out really strong and ends on a pretty strong note, but in between I found it quite tedious and dull. Indeed, I was falling asleep while watching it, and I started it around 4pm so it's not like I was really tired at the time. I guess seeing Nicholson and Dern play against type was interesting, but I just struggled to care about the st"


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"5.12. Jack Nicholson matkustaa tapaamaan erittäin rehellisesti virnuilevaa veljeään, jolla on hyvä kiinteistöbisnessuunnitelma. Mukana on kiinnostavasti pohjustettua naisnäkökulmaa, joka valitettavasti lakaistaan aina maton alle, jotta voidaan keskittyä oikeisiin (miesten) ongelmiin. Naisnäkökulman pohjustaminen oikeastaan onnistuu jopa vaikuttamaan The King of Marvin Gardensiin negatiivisesti, koska nyt elokuva selvästi tiedostaa asian, mutta päättää jättää sen käsittelemät"


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