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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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Victor Ray
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Steve Bushak
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Chuck Greenwald
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Arthur Fleeber
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Lloyd Simpson
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Dwight Armstrong
Pamela Payton-Wright ...
Liz Armstrong
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Edward
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Leo
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Lorenzo
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Storyline

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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An innocent kid. An experienced mobster. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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27 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$21,460,601 (USA)
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This was the first film to use N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton." The clean version was used to keep the PG rating. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene shows Clark and his stepfather in the Vermont woods encountering a deer hunter who carries a rifle. The vegetation and foliage are thick and green, indicating that it is spring or summer. However, Vermont's rifle season for deer does not begin until mid-November, at which time the trees would be mostly bare. 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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Crazy Credits

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

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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Written by Jiggs Chase, Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover) & Sylvia Robinson
Performed by Grandmaster Flash
Courtesy of Sugar Hill Records
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Highly enjoyable
14 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a very funny movie that casts Matthew Broderick as a new-to-the-city college kid who gets mixed up with a shady character named Vic right after he arrives. Through a series of events, he becomes involved with Vic's family, which include Uncle Carmine and his daughter Tina.

Everyone is perfectly suited to his role and even Brando appears to be having a lot of fun with his own image. The supporting cast is worth mentioning - especially Paul Benedict as an obnoxious college professor, and Maximillian Shell as a business associate of Carmine Sabatini.

This is ultimately a touching movie about loyalty and family, and it sure is fun.

You even get to see the Mona Lisa if you watch this movie!


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