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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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27 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$205,876 (USA) (22 July 1990)

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$21,460,601 (USA)
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Trivia

One day after filming, Marlon Brando left in the trunk of his car to avoid photographers. See more »

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The Komodo dragons are actually Salvadori's monitors. 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 Johnny Belinda (1948) See more »

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MONA LISA
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By arrangement of CEMA Special Markets
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This movie is an offer you can't refuse.
20 May 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In "The Freshman", Marlon Brando gets to spoof his most famous role as godfather Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, who hires college freshman Clark Kellogg (Matthew Broderick) to start running errands. The movie's a great romp every step of the way, avoiding cheap gags in favor of a more complex plot. Every cast member gets time to develop his/her character, with a really neat conclusion. This is definitely one comedy that will not sleep with the fishes. Also starring Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller, Frank Whaley, B.D. Wong, Maximilian Schell and Bert Parks.

And the Mona Lisa...now THAT's a Da Vinci Code!


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