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The Freshman (1990)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 27 July 1990 (USA)
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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Comedy | Crime

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Akil hocasi  »

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$205,876, 22 July 1990, Limited Release

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$21,460,601
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Trivia

Bert Parks, who was always identified with the Miss America theme, sung a mean version of Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" and The Champs' classic "Tequila." See more »

Goofs

The Italian passport that Vic gives Clark has two errors in it. Under "Nationality," it identifies him as "Italiana," an Italian woman. Also the month of his birth is misspelled "Febraio" when it should be "Febbraio" (February). See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

"Mr. Brando's Skating Coach" is credited as "Sandra Bezic." See more »

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FROM HER TO ETERNITY
Written by Nick Cave, Anita Lane, Blixa Bargeld, Mick Harvey, Barry Adamson & Hugo Race
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (as Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)
Courtesy of Mute Records, Ltd.
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An underrated pleasure
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A small, delightful film, which let's Brando playfully deconstruct his Vito Corleone. Full of laughs and surprises, it accomplishes its goal of being a small, funny coming of age story as admirably as Godfather accomplishes its grander goals. The coincidences build on each other as in a Pynchon novel. And the scattered references to the Curious George books turn out to have a funny payoff as well.


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