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Boardwalk (1979)

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In this drama, David Rosen and his wife Becky have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for nearly all their married life. But the area is not what it used to be, and a gang leader ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Gordon ... Becky Rosen
Lee Strasberg ... David Rosen
Janet Leigh ... Florence Cohen
Joe Silver ... Leo Rosen
Eddie Barth ... Eli Rosen
Merwin Goldsmith ... Charley
Michael Ayr ... Peter
Forbesy Russell Forbesy Russell ... Marilyn
Chevi Colton Chevi Colton ... Vera Rosen
Teri Keane Teri Keane ... Betty Rosen
Eli Mintz ... Friedman
Rashel Novikoff Rashel Novikoff ... Sadie
Lillian Roth ... Ruth
Kim Delgado ... Strut
Ramón Franco ... Peppy
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In this drama, David Rosen and his wife Becky have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for nearly all their married life. But the area is not what it used to be, and a gang leader named Strut has decided to make Coney Island his new turf. Strut begins shaking down the merchants in the area, demanding payment for "protection" and using violence to deal with anyone who gets in his way. David refuses to give Strut protection money for the restaurant he owns, and as a result his diner is soon firebombed, while many of his neighbors are attacked and his synagogue is desecrated. Written by alfiehitchie

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The next time someone tells you to act your age---tell them about these two.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flores e Espinhos See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mary Skeffington
Written by Gerry Rafferty
published by The Hudson Bay Music Company
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Unbelievable acting by a terrific cast .....
6 September 2015 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Boardwalk" is what I would call a blessed movie. It is blessed with a cast that simply excels. Ruth Gordon and Lee Strasberg as David and Becky Rosen work together like they have been married fifty years, even though it's just in the movie. This is Lee Strasberg's opportunity to make an acting statement and he does so with a huge exclamation point. I also must mention that "Boardwalk" is one of the most effectively edited films I have ever seen. What may seem abrupt to some is in reality moving things along, otherwise you would have a story that might be too long. The Coney Island locations are another plus, remembering in this wonderful film a bygone era. All I can say is see this movie, and don't forget to bring plenty of tissues. - MERK


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