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The Freshman (1990)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 27 July 1990 (USA)
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A NYC film school student accepts a job with a local mobster who resembles a famous cinema godfather and who takes the young man under his wing, after demanding total loyalty.

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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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He was on his way to the Dean's List, but he wound up on the hit list. See more »

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27 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$21,460,601 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Marlon Brando's autobiography, he, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby and Rocco Musacchia went out to eat in New York and came across real-life mafia boss John Gotti. Brando reportedly attempted to break the ice with a magic trick, but an awkward joke at Gotti's expense forced Brando and company to leave. See more »

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The stolen Mona Lisa is much too big to be the real one. However, being a con artist, Tina might be lying to Clark. 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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"Mr. Brando's Skating Coach" is credited as "Sandra Bezic." See more »

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References Dial M for Murder (1954) See more »

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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Written by M.C. Ren, Ice Cube, Eazy-E & Dr. Dre
Performed by NWA (as N.W.A.)
Courtesy of Ruthless/Priority Records
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Brando is mesmerising
4 April 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Happened to see THE FRESHMAN over the weekend for the umpteenth time. It is one of Brando's all time greats and proves once and for all that the man (Brando) was capable of everything. This is a comedy, a movie which has you in splits.

for those of you who have not seen this film, it released in 1990 and the plot is as follows: Mathew Broderick comes to new york and joins a film school as a freshman. within 21 minutes of him landing in new york he is robbed of everything by a delightful Bruno Kirby (the young clemenza in godfather 2). Well Broderick happens to see Kirby a couple of days later and confronts him. Kirby tells him that he will make up for the pain he has caused Broderick and takes him to meet his uncle - Carmine Sabitini (marlon brando).

You all will be asking what is so interesting about this. Well here goes, Carmine Sabitinis is the man on whom DON VIT CORLEONE is based one. Brando is spoofing his most famous role ( according to American FILM Institute the greatest character of all time). The film is full of godfather jokes and is downright clever and hilarious. Brando and Broderick jam well with each other. There is a scene where brando ice skates and it is like god ice skating.

what is remarkable about this film is that one of the all time classics is being spoofed, the chances of it being horrible are huge as the bulls eye is small and very far, but brando and the director hit it smack in the middle.

one of my favourite films with a classic one liner from brando - when he visits brodrick in the college hostel - if this is college, i dint miss much.

for those who have not seen it, catch it, its an intelligent comedy.


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