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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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Peter Riegert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Riegert ... Leo Spivak
Frank Wood ... Anthony Berenson
Jake Hoffman ... Ed Shifman
Jayne Houdyshell ... Louise
Marylouise Burke ... Helen
Susan Blommaert ... Gloria (as Susan Blommert)
Eli Wallach ... Sol Spivak
Rita Moreno ... Inez
Harris Yulin ... Peter Hargrove
Isabella Rossellini ... Rachel Spivak
Ashley Johnson ... Elena Spivak
Mercedes Herrero Mercedes Herrero ... Dotty
Dominic Chianese ... Stan Marshak
Judy Reyes ... Nurse Kathleen Delehant
Beverly D'Angelo ... Betsy Ingraham
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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 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.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual references
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pursuit of Happiness See more »

Filming Locations:

Goldfield, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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"Special Thanks" in the credits go to several companies and agencies, and then to a list of over 60 people, in which actor Saul Rubinek is mentioned twice! See more »

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Features Solitaire (1981) See more »

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Wry and delicious little indie film
10 October 2004 | by BetsySee all my reviews

Peter Riegert's feature directorial (and screenplay writing) debut and I'd say it was auspicious. He's assembled a great cast: Isabella Rossellini, a wonderfully curmudgeonly Eli Wallach, Eric Bogosian, with the usual quality work from Riegert himself, and a nice comic performance from Dustin Hoffman's son Jake. It has the feel of a European film: humor, pathos, manic comedy, more than one touch of wisdom and insight. This is a little fable that never loses its touch with reality, though in the way of many comedies it goes off the rails once or twice. Great ensemble work from Riegert and the entire cast--the film has a philosophical viewpoint, and yet is not afraid of showing real emotion. Highly recommended.


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