The King of Marvin Gardens

"Good"

The King of Marvin Gardens Review


Frequent Jack Nicholson director Bob Rafelson turns in this oddball -- and sad -- movie about two brothers, one a radio DJ (Nicholson) and one a drifting low-level mobster (Bruce Dern). Nicholson's character gets reluctantly drawn into his scheme in Atlantic City, where Dern is trying to finance the purchase of an island off the coast of Hawaii, where he plans to build a dream resort. Don't bet on it. Depressingly set along Atlantic City's infamous boardwalk, the movie closely resembles, oddly enough, Louis Malle's Atlantic City. Memorable performances from the players, including Ellen Burstyn as a psychotic girlfriend of Dern's.


The King of Marvin Gardens

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Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 12th October 1972

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Production compaines: BBS Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Fresh: 20 Rotten: 8

IMDB: 6.5 / 10

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Starring: as David Staebler, as Jason Staebler, as Sally, as Lewis, John P. Ryan as Surtees, Sully Boyar as Lebowitz, as Frank, Garry Goodrow as Nervous Man, Tony King as Messenger #2, as Jessica

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