'It's Monopoly out there'. Jason Staebler, The King of Marvin Gardens, has gone directly to jail, lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is also a dreamer who asks his brother, David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island - asking him to believe in yet another of his dreams, yet another of his get-rich-quick schemes. But luck is against them both and the game ends badly - real life reduced to radio drama. Written by
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Did You Know?
During the meeting with the Japanese businessmen, David Staebler (Nicholson) refers to an experiment where a woman cohabitated with a dolphin in isolation for a couple of months. This is perhaps a reference to the 1965 Dolphin Point Laboratory experiment run by Dr. John C Lilly on St. Thomas Island. The name of the woman who volunteered to participate in the experiment is Margaret Howe and she was 23 years-old at the time of the experiment. See more
David listens to tape recording he made but during close-up of tape recorder, none of the buttons that would allow it to play are depressed. See more
What's going on?
Your mother's gonna murder one of us. So far the only one she hasn't nominated is you.
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Referenced in Epidemic
Steppin' Out With My Baby
Written by Irving Berlin
Heard when Jessica dances See more