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Famous Nathan (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 July 2015 (USA)
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A Coney Island-inspired, densely-layered visually dynamic documentary portrait of the life and times of the original Nathan's Famous, created in 1916 by filmmaker Lloyd Handwerker's ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Handwerker

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Credited cast:
Nathan Handwerker Nathan Handwerker ... Self
Lloyd Handwerker Lloyd Handwerker ... Self
Sol Handwerker Sol Handwerker ... Self
Murray Handwerker Murray Handwerker ... Self
Ida Handwerker Ida Handwerker ... Self
Joe Handwerker Joe Handwerker ... Self
Sidney Handwerker Sidney Handwerker ... Self
Hy Brown Hy Brown ... Self
Jay Cohen Jay Cohen ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Bologna Jimmy Bologna ... Self
Jack Dreitzer Jack Dreitzer ... Self
Dotty Handwerker Dotty Handwerker ... Self
Minnie Handwerker Minnie Handwerker ... Self
Steve Handwerker Steve Handwerker ... Self
Claire Kamiel Claire Kamiel ... Self
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A Coney Island-inspired, densely-layered visually dynamic documentary portrait of the life and times of the original Nathan's Famous, created in 1916 by filmmaker Lloyd Handwerker's grandparents, Nathan and Ida Handwerker. 30 years in the making, Famous Nathan interweaves decades-spanning archival footage, family photos and home movies, an eclectic soundtrack and never-before-heard audio from Nathan: his only interview, ever as well as compelling, intimate and hilarious interviews with the dedicated band of workers, not at all shy at offering opinions, memories and the occasional tall tale. Written by the Producers

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Give 'Em and Let 'Em Eat!

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References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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Music to Watch Girls Smash By
Composed by Ergo Phizmiz
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Pretty Good, A Nice Context
21 November 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A Coney Island-inspired, densely-layered visually dynamic documentary portrait of the life and times of the original Nathan's Famous, created in 1916 by filmmaker Lloyd Handwerker's grandparents, Nathan and Ida Handwerker.

Being from the Midwest, I really knew nothing about Nathan's. I knew it was on Coney Island and that it had the wiener-eating contest. But I did not know who Nathan was or anything about the business. This film really cleared that up for me. And I like that it was in a larger context -- not just who Nathan was, but his role in Coney Island.

The conflicting stories were good, and I am glad it was not all praise, even coming from a grandson. This was an honest look. And we even get a story or two (like Jackie Kennedy). My personal interests would have liked to hear a mob story in there, but maybe there never was one.


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