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The Freshman (1990)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  27 July 1990 (USA)
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Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an... See full summary »

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Chuck Greenwald
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Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. When Sabatini makes Clark an offer he can't refuse, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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27 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$21,460,601 (USA)
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Victor Ray gives Clark Kellogg an Italian passport with the name "Rodolfo Lassparri", the name of a character from A Night at the Opera (1935). See more »

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The car that Victor gets for Clark, and a white limo which is at the Gourmet Club, have the same license plate, VKY 722. See more »

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[first lines]
Dwight Armstrong, Clark's Step-father: Over there! Look!
Clark Kellogg: Dwight?
Dwight Armstrong, Clark's Step-father: Shh!
Clark Kellogg: Dwight, don't. Don't, really.
[Dwight fires his rifle]
Hunter: Hey, asshole! What are ya, nuts? You can't see the cap, it's not orange enough for ya?
[Dwight fires again]
Dwight Armstrong, Clark's Step-father: Get out of these woods!
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STRING QUARTET NO. 13 IN A MINOR, D 804
Rosamonde "Allegro Manon Troppo"
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Caspar de Salo Quartet
Courtesy of Masterpiece Productions, Ltd.
Under license from CBS Special Products
A division of CBS Records, Inc.
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9 July 2004 | by (Long Island) – See all my reviews

This film works on every level- romantic comedy, comic farce, and madcap adventure. The boyish Clark Kellogg (Matthew Broderick) lights out upon the adventure of his life in New York City, and the triumph of this movie is, we all come along for the ride. And for those of us well versed in the lore of 'The Godfather", it's an adventure we all absolutely relish.

Marlon Brando (Carmine Sabbatini) recreates Don Corleone, and it's like a fine vintage wine. An outstanding supporting cast fills out the film perfectly. Director Andrew Bergman smartly weaves this wily, smart, and clever beyond words, film. One spends the entire film involuntarily grinning throughout the film. Bravo!


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