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

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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Very enjoyable film
26 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film was great. The characters were interesting and I became invested in the film early on. The cast was eclectic and it worked. Eli Wallach continued to deliver. Peter Riegert plays a non observant Jew going through major life challenges, and he did this very well. Listen to some of the dialog carefully. Yes, there are times it is extremely funny, but more often that that, the dialog and conversations are thought-inspiring and meaningful. It makes for great post movie discussions. If you are able, and live in one of the cities Riegert is personally screening this movie, he holds a live Q & A after the film. There is something in this movie for moviegoers of all generations.

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