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On the Waterfront
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On the Waterfront 1954

From Amazon: Marlon Brando's famous "I coulda been a contenda" speech is such a warhorse by now that a lot of people probably feel they've seen this picture already, even if they haven't. And many of those who have seen it may have forgotten how flat-out thrilling it is. For all its great dramatic and cinematic qualities, and its fiery social criticism, Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront is also one of the most gripping melodramas of political corruption and individual heroism ever made in the United States, a five-star gut-grabber. Shot on location around the docks of Hoboken, New Jersey, in the mid-1950s, it tells the fact-based story of a...

Directed By:
No image existsElia Kazan
Written By:
No image existsBudd Schulberg
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Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
No image existsRod Steiger
No image existsEva Marie Saint
No image existsLee J. Cobb
No image existsKarl Malden
No image existsLeif Erickson
No image existsTony Galento
No image existsJohn Hamilton
No image existsNehemiah Persoff
No image existsPat Henning

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On the Waterfront Movie Review by James (7/12/2010)

Rarely does a film produce itself as perfect. "On the Waterfront" is a great example of this notion. This movie has outstanding acting performances, great music, amazing direction and scenery, and has a brilliant story to go along. There is nothing wrong or anything that is bad with the movie whatsoever, it's just amazing....

(complete On the Waterfront review by James)

On the Waterfront Movie Review by Jarrod (5/15/2008)

It is amazing how many people have probably never seen 'On the Waterfront' and yet believe they have because they recognize its most famous bit of dialogue, Brando's "I coulda been a contender" speech, delivered by his character Terry Malloy, to his brother Charlie (Rod Steiger). This is a layered monologue in which...

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