On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

DVD - 1954
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Ex-fighter Terry Malloy could have been a contender, but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly on the gang-ridden waterfront. After he lures a co-worker to his death our hero must redeem himself.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, c1954.
ISBN: 9780767804271
0767804279
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) :,sd., b&w. ;,12 cm.

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swyckl
Nov 10, 2016

I liked this DVD. I recommend the movie to adults only. It is not too sexual. It is too violent for children. The story plot is strong. The actors did a great job. Marlon Brando, the main character, did the right thing in the end; but, motivated by the wrong reason. This story has a moral lesson. It shows how important unions were for representing the rights of the workers. It shows the importance of family helping each other working together.

Great movie, especially for its time. Director a controversial figure. Marlon Brando as a hot young actor.

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trotter73
Jan 03, 2015

one of the classics. at points it feels a little dated but it is a 60 year old film so that's acceptable. DVD has lots of bonus materials too

An interesting film about the corruption in unions on the docks.

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m_t
Oct 17, 2013

One of my favourite movies of all time. Fantastic performances and a great story!

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liquiddemons
Jul 14, 2013

Sad to say that me as a big movie fan is viewing this classic for the first time. Brando is excellent in this, as you can imagine he'd be. I'd put his performance in this up against his performance in The Godfather. Otherwise I found it a bit dated. But I guess after nearly 60 years one might find a movie to be a bit dated? The string section that was used as background music in some tender scenes is absolute saccharine. Worth a watch though for Brando's epic performance.

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wbarnhart
May 22, 2013

Recently borrowed this DVD and it would not play at all on my dvd player. It is irreparably damaged. I am certain that the problem is not my dvd player.
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Monolith
Jan 23, 2012

One man, with guts, stands alone struggling with his conscience, widespread fear, and mob corruption. Marlon Brando deserved the Academy Award for his performance in this masterpiece. Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb - all brilliant. A timeless, magnificent film directed by the brilliant Elia Kazan. FIVE STARS.

IMCHRE8TV Dec 28, 2011

I have frequently heard reference as to how good this film was, and have heard people mimicking, "I coulda been a contender, and only recently took the time to see this classic film. Good ACTING by one and all. Not styling and profiling of celebrities pretending to be actors but true actors working at their craft. Brando. Steiger. Saint. Supporting cast supports & shines!!!!

"On the Waterfront is a STORY of relationships -- Two brothers, unions, greed, love, power, rich, poor --- oh yeah, and pigeons -- raising pigeons -- See it.

One film I am glad that they have not touched trying to remake it. Film at its best.

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trotter73
Jan 03, 2015

I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody.

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Monolith
Feb 01, 2012

...I coulda had class... I coulda been a contender... I coulda been SOMEBODY... instead of a BUM... which is what I am... let's face it...

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