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King of the Gypsies (1978)

In the criminal and violent world of modern-day Gypsies based in New York City, their 'king' Zharko Stepanowicz passes his leadership to his unwilling grandson, leaving the skipped father resentful.

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Pete Stepanowicz
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Eric Roberts makes an impressive screen debut as Dave, grandson of the aging King Zharko, who is chosen by him to lead the gypsy clan at his death. Dave's only inclination is to join the American mainstream, but he knows that the mantle of gypsy power cannot be taken lightly or denied. Written by Anonymous

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HIS time is here and he must carry on the tradition of ruling with vengeance! See more »

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28 February 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

El rey de los gitanos  »

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$7,325,177
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1.78 : 1
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Movie Debut of Eric Roberts. See more »


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Ridin'
By Pegasus and Rick Galaher
Performed by Pegasus
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about Steriotypical gypsie life
17 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Everyone should see this movie, I first saw this on TV when I was about 5 years old, I never forgot this movie, it made a lasting impression on me. Judd Hersche, who plays the mean abusive father, is great. It shows him in a opposite light than what everybody is used. The acting and story is superb.

Real quick summary: It portrays a steriotypical image of gypsy culture. There is a self proclaimed "King" whom all the gypsies acknowledges. The king has a son, Judd hershe, who assumes he is going to be king, but he's a mean S.O.B, he makes his son, Eric roberts, run away and live on the streets, Eric does not want to have anything to do with the gypsies. The "King" wants him to be the next King of the Gypsies.

Just go see it, it's great 4 stars


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