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The Polka King (2017)

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Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

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Mickey Pizzazz
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Ron Edwards (as JB Smoove)
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David Lewan
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Lonny
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Bitsy Bear
Robert Macaux ...
Christopher
Mary Klug ...
Anita Krzyewski
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Vince (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Lew Schneider ...
Lou Laroue
Phyllis Kay ...
Marilyn
Richard Donelly ...
Stan Moetek
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Connie Klopski
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Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

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The greatest scandal in polka history.


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12 January 2018 (USA)  »

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The Man Who Would Be Polka King  »

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The original Jan Lewan Orchestra members; Steve Saive Trumpet, Bob Lugiano Trumpet, Scott Shirk Saxophone, and Stephen Kaminski Saxophone, recorded the movie soundtrack at Avatar studios along with Jan Lewan who was coaching Jack Black on his vocals. See more »

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When Mickey picks Jan up from prison, his car has a Pennsylvania front license plate. Pennsylvania only issues a single plate that is placed on the rear of the car. See more »

Quotes

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Jan Lewan: [narrating] When I was little boy in Poland, all the times, I dreaming of America. So I come, I work hard, and I climb to the highest stars.
Jan Lewan: [on stage singing] Oh, la, la; Ole, ole, ole, ole; O la-di, o la-la; Ole, ole, ole, ole; O la-di, o la-la Let's go!
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References Donny & Marie (1997) See more »

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More Is My Love
Written and Arranged by Stephen Kaminski
Performed by Jack Black
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A Grammy-nominated con artist gets the Black treatment
30 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

1/29/18. Jack Black seems to have a knack for playing real life creeps, like Bernie Tiede in Bernie, the undertaker who embezzled $3 million from a wealthy widow after killing her. In this movie, Black plays the con artist, Jan Lewan, a Polka entertainer who pulled a Bernie Madoff on his many unsuspecting fans. Lewan sucked millions from people who were entranced by his ebullient personality. Black did a great job with this role.


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