King of the Corner (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  June 2004 (USA)
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Leo Spivak is drifting through life without a compass. His father is aging fast, his teenage daughter is rebelling, his protégé is after his job and his wife is losing her patience. A twist... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Spivak
Anthony Berenson
Ed Shifman
Gloria (as Susan Blommert)
Sol Spivak
Peter Hargrove
Rachel Spivak
Elena Spivak
Stan Marshak
Nurse Kathleen Delehant
Betsy Ingraham


Leo Spivak is drifting through life without a compass. His father is aging fast, his teenage daughter is rebelling, his protégé is after his job and his wife is losing her patience. A twist of fate and some bizarre wisdom from a "freelance rabbi" help Leo navigate the murky waters of his life and turn his crisis into a second-chance. Written by Ardustry Home Entertainment LLC

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. A Comedy.


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some language and sexual references




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The Pursuit of Happiness  »

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$350,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Peter Reigert's shows us so much of a man's search for meaning
16 October 2004 | by (Woodstock, New York, USA) – See all my reviews

King of the Corner is a gift to us from a group of wonderfully talented actors (Eli Wallach, Isabella Rossellini, Rita Moreno, Peter Reigert and more) who are brought together by Peter Reigert to tell this story of a man coming apart at the seams. Leo is under pressure by his ailing dad, by a younger man competing for his job, by a wife unhappy with the marriage, by a difficult teenage daughter and by a sense of life losing all meaning. With a very healthy mix of humor and warmth, Leo lives the minutes and hours of his life fully and suffers his way forward in a way that we want to go with him and learn and live our way forward. This is a highly recommended film for everybody who wants to follow the human condition through the story of one man and his struggles.

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