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On the Waterfront

"It walked away with just about every award there was - and it still could !"

On the Waterfront is a social criticism gangster film from director Elia Kazan, about an ex-boxer, who is part of the corruption of the trade unions for the men working on the waterfront in New York. A film about mob violence that won eight Academy Awards.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Jul 28th, 1954
Budget: $910,000.00
Revenue: $9,600,000.00
-- General Information --
Rating:
Runtime: 108 Minutes
Genres: Crime / Drama / Romance
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Metascore N/A

On the Waterfront Main Cast

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Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
plays Terry Malloy
Karl Malden
Karl Malden
plays Father Barry
Lee J. Cobb
Lee J. Cobb
plays Johnny Friendly
Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
plays Charley 'the Gent' Malloy
Pat Henning
Pat Henning
plays Timothy J. 'Kayo' Dugan
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The leading characters were based on real people: Terry Malloy was based on longshoreman and whistle-blower Anthony De Vincenzo; Father Barry was based on waterfront priest John M. Corridan; Johnny Friendly was based on mobster Albert Anastasia.
  • On the Waterfront is widely known to be an act of expiation on the part of Elia Kazan for naming names to HUAC during the Joseph McCarthy (II) witch-hunts of the 1950s. What is less widely reported is that Kazan intended it as a direct attack at his former close friend Arthur Miller who had been openly critical of Kazan's actions. Specifically, it was a direct response to Miller's play The Crucible.
  • Arthur Miller was approached by Elia Kazan to write the screenplay, and did so, but later pulled it when the FBI and studio bosses required him to make the gangsters Communists.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): Inside the taxi Terry's jacket zipper jumps about between shots.
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