Walrus-like warden, Sven "Swede" Sorenson, a cross between Bluto and Wimpy, runs the prison, murders convicts who escape, and has the FBI on his trail in the form of agent Karen Polarski, ... See full summary »
A white middle class South African suburbanite with no interest in politics agrees to help his black gardener find his jailed son. His investigation opens his eyes to the horrors committed by the secret police and turns him into a target.
Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. When Sabatini makes Clark an offer he can't refuse, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining.Written by
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According to director Andrew Bergman on the Turner Classic Movies documentary on Marlon Brando, he was having a problem shooting a scene with Brando and as a nervous habit, he began chewing Bazooka bubblegum. Brando asked him for a piece to which Bergman replied, "I'll tell you what, you do this scene in one take and I'll give you a piece." They shot the scene in one take and Brando immediately went behind the camera with his hand out. Good to his word, Bergman gave Brando a piece of Bazooka bubblegum. See more »
The 40 or so "gourmets" pay Brando's character $350K per plate for their meal, or $14 million. The money is later seen in $100 bills and partially fills a small leather satchel. Actually $14 million in $100-bill stacks would equal the thickness of 280 reams of paper, or an amount that would probably fill 15-20 of those leather satchels. See more »
After reading some of the negative comments posted I'm wondering if any of these folks saw that same movie I did. This movie works on several levels. Yes, Marlon Brando's performance (essentially lampooning his "Don Corleone" role in "The Godfather") is outstanding. But so are the other actor's performances. Matthew Broderick's take on the ever increasing absurdity that goes on around him is priceless. The whole thing hangs together very well, even as it gets wierder and wierder. Jimmy the Toucan rocks! (Although "No one really calls him that.")
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