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The Freshman

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 1990
  • Andrew Bergman
  • 98 mins
  • PG

Summary

A powerful New York underworld boss takes a penniless film student under his wing in an attempt to educate him in the criminal ways. Comedy drama, starring Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller, Bruno Kirby and Frank Whaley.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Here's a chance to see a mellow Marlon Brando in his greatest comedy performance - a case of self-parody in which he plays a godfather figure making film student Matthew Broderick an offer he can't refuse: a job as a delivery boy, carting around exotic animals including a giant lizard. Writer/director Andrew Bergman's glorious spoof of Mafia ways spends too long satirising film-study pretension, but spins its screwball antics along at such a pace you can forgive it almost anything.

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Credits

Cast

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Carmine SabatiniMarlon Brando
Clark KelloggMatthew Broderick
Victor RayBruno Kirby
Tina SabatiniPenelope Ann Miller
Steve BushakFrank Whaley
Chuck GreenwaldJon Polito
Arthur FleeberPaul Benedict
Lloyd SimpsonRichard Gant
Dwight ArmstrongKenneth Welsh
Liz ArmstrongPamela Payton-Wright

Crew

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DirectorAndrew Bergman

Details

Language
English
Guidance
Contains swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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