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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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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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According to Marlon Brando's autobiography, he, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby and Rococo 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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In Clark's dorm room, there is a poster of Buster Keaton on the wall. In the ending credits, it is identified as "Charlie Chaplin". 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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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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MONA LISA
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Bert Parks
Produced by Don Was and David Was
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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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