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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
Mercedes Herrero ...
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual references




Release Date:

June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Pursuit of Happiness  »

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$350,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Actor/director/co-writer Peter Riegert personally took this film from town to town, showing it in theaters to build word of mouth. He would usually stay for a day or two to meet and answer audience questions after each showing of the film. See more »


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Wry and delicious little indie film
10 October 2004 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

Peter Riegert's feature directorial (and screenplay writing) debut and I'd say it was auspicious. He's assembled a great cast: Isabella Rossellini, a wonderfully curmudgeonly Eli Wallach, Eric Bogosian, with the usual quality work from Riegert himself, and a nice comic performance from Dustin Hoffman's son Jake. It has the feel of a European film: humor, pathos, manic comedy, more than one touch of wisdom and insight. This is a little fable that never loses its touch with reality, though in the way of many comedies it goes off the rails once or twice. Great ensemble work from Riegert and the entire cast--the film has a philosophical viewpoint, and yet is not afraid of showing real emotion. Highly recommended.

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