'It's Monopoly out there'. Jason Staebler, The King of Marvin Gardens, has gone directly to jail, lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is also a dreamer who asks his brother, David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island - asking him to believe in yet another of his dreams, yet another of his get-rich-quick schemes. But luck is against them both and the game ends badly - real life reduced to radio drama.
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Did You Know?
The name "Marvin Gardens" is derived from Margate City and Ventnor City NJ, and is a housing area in Margate City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, located two miles south of Atlantic City. Marven Gardens is famous as a yellow property on the original version of the Monopoly game board, although the game misspelled the name as "Marvin Garden." It is the only property on the Monopoly board that is not located within Atlantic City. See more
David listens to tape recording he made but during close-up of tape recorder, none of the buttons that would allow it to play are depressed. See more
I promised that I would tell you... why I never eat fish. When we all moved into my grandfather's house... it somehow fell to me to keep the old man's mind off of things. We would play casino over an old card table. He never let me win. One time he put one of those tiny model trains... into my hamburger. He was a practical joker. I broke my tooth on it. On Friday evenings we had fish at our house. Every Friday. Not on religious grounds, but because... Grandpa was a fish enthusiast....
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Referenced in People I Know
Steppin' Out With My Baby
Written by Irving Berlin
Heard when Jessica dances See more