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Boardwalk (1979)

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In this drama, David Rosen and his wife Becky have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for nearly all their married life. But the area is not what it used to be, and a gang leader ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Gordon ... Becky Rosen
Lee Strasberg ... David Rosen
Janet Leigh ... Florence Cohen
Joe Silver ... Leo Rosen
Eddie Barth ... Eli Rosen
Merwin Goldsmith ... Charley
Michael Ayr ... Peter
Forbesy Russell Forbesy Russell ... Marilyn
Chevi Colton Chevi Colton ... Vera Rosen
Teri Keane Teri Keane ... Betty Rosen
Eli Mintz ... Friedman
Rashel Novikoff Rashel Novikoff ... Sadie
Lillian Roth ... Ruth
Kim Delgado ... Strut
Ramón Franco ... Peppy
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In this drama, David Rosen and his wife Becky have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for nearly all their married life. But the area is not what it used to be, and a gang leader named Strut has decided to make Coney Island his new turf. Strut begins shaking down the merchants in the area, demanding payment for "protection" and using violence to deal with anyone who gets in his way. David refuses to give Strut protection money for the restaurant he owns, and as a result his diner is soon firebombed, while many of his neighbors are attacked and his synagogue is desecrated. Written by alfiehitchie

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The next time someone tells you to act your age---tell them about these two.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flores e Espinhos See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mary Skeffington
Written by Gerry Rafferty
published by The Hudson Bay Music Company
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Unknown little gem
30 May 2019 | by goods116See all my reviews

Well paced and well acted story of old couple living in Coney Island in a decaying neighborhood with hoodlums. A portrait of NYC in the 1970s. Also very heavy on Jewish content, this movie would be worth of inclusion in a Jewish film festival. A surprise! Worth a watch, especially if you like the gritty 70s feel.


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