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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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Steve Bushak
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Chuck Greenwald
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Arthur Fleeber
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Lloyd Simpson
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Liz Armstrong
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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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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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$205,876 (USA) (22 July 1990)

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$21,460,601 (USA)
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This film was released the same year as The Godfather: Part III (1990), the last film from that trilogy. See more »

Goofs

When Carmine Sabatini comes and visits the dorm room, the closet door that Clark closes right before he arrives is seen partially open and completely shut in different shots from different angles. 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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References Johnny Belinda (1948) See more »

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I WANNA BE AROUND
Written by Sadie Vimmerstedt and Johnny Mercer
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of CBS Records/Music Licensing Department
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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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