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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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... Jan Lewan
... Marla Lewan
... Mickey Pizzazz
... Barb
... Ron Edwards (as JB Smoove)
... David Lewan
... Lonny
... Bitsy Bear
Robert Macaux ... Christopher
Mary Klug ... Anita Krzyewski
... Vince (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Lew Schneider ... Lou Laroue
Phyllis Kay ... Marilyn
Richard Donelly ... Stan Moetek
... 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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Filmed at The German American Cultural Society in Pawtucket, RI and Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, RI. 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 »

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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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Version of The Man Who Would Be Polka King (2009) See more »

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Fire Bucket Oberek
Written by Stephen Kaminski
Performed by Jan Lewan & His Orchestra
Courtesy of JRD Productions
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It's really an 8 but 2 extra stars .......
7 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

2 extra stars since so few other movies out there right now seem to think they need a plot, characters you care about, and try to keep it under an hour and a half. This movie has all of that.

It's warm, sweet, it moves right along, it stays engaging, and there's polka music!

BTW if you enjoyed this movie you will also like Bernie which also stars Jack Black, is also a biopic, and also has a plot with characters you care about.


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