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The Polka King (2017)

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Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.
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Mickey Pizzazz
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Barb
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Ron Edwards (as JB Smoove)
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David Lewan
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Lonny
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Bitsy Bear
Robert Macaux ...
Christopher
Mary Klug ...
Anita Krzyewski
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Vince (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Lew Schneider ...
Lou Laroue
Phyllis Kay ...
Marilyn
Richard Donelly ...
Stan Moetek
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Connie Klopski
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Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

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The greatest scandal in polka history.


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12 January 2018 (USA)  »

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The Man Who Would Be Polka King  »

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Both Jenny Slate and Vanessa Bayer worked on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

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Jan Lewan: You are amazing special lady that I love very much.
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References Donny & Marie (1997) See more »

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Maryska Polka
Traditional, arranged by Stephen Kaminski
Performed by Jan Lewan & His Orchestra
Courtesy of JRD Productions
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Not even a good TV movie
13 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Knowing the real people, the real town, this movie falls flat on its face. It gives a ridiculous portrait of Lewan as naive and kind and generous instead of the calculating criminal he became in fleecing old people of their life savings. The mother in law is way too over the top in your face. The wife is virtually a non entity. It is a boring, awfully acted, awfully produced picture that used a Rhode Island location instead of the more realistic Pennsylvania. Thankfully its not in the actual movies where one would have to buy a ticket.


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