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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 »

Director:

Peter Riegert
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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Actor/director/co-writer Peter Riegert personally took this film from town to town, showing it in theaters to build word of mouth. He would usually stay for a day or two to meet and answer audience questions after each showing of the film. See more »

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Features Solitaire (1981) See more »

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Peter Reigert's shows us so much of a man's search for meaning
16 October 2004 | by dhboylan2000See all my reviews

King of the Corner is a gift to us from a group of wonderfully talented actors (Eli Wallach, Isabella Rossellini, Rita Moreno, Peter Reigert and more) who are brought together by Peter Reigert to tell this story of a man coming apart at the seams. Leo is under pressure by his ailing dad, by a younger man competing for his job, by a wife unhappy with the marriage, by a difficult teenage daughter and by a sense of life losing all meaning. With a very healthy mix of humor and warmth, Leo lives the minutes and hours of his life fully and suffers his way forward in a way that we want to go with him and learn and live our way forward. This is a highly recommended film for everybody who wants to follow the human condition through the story of one man and his struggles.


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