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Johnny Seven Johnny Seven
Longshoreman
Nehemiah Persoff Nehemiah Persoff
Cab Driver
Barry Macollum Barry Macollum
Johnny's Banker
Pat Hingle Pat Hingle
Jocko
Scottie MacGregor Scottie MacGregor
Girlfriend of a Longshoreman
Anne Hegira Anne Hegira
Mrs. Collins


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Budd Schulberg Budd Schulberg
(screenplay)
Robert Siodmak Robert Siodmak
uncredited


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Waterfront refuses to lose and comes out a winner.

10 years, 11 months ago at Nov 6 22:54
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''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.

12 years, 6 months ago at Apr 28 5:42
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"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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10 years, 4 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
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