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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Jack Nicholson
Bruce Dern
Ellen Burstyn
Julia Anne Robinson
Scatman Crothers
Directors
Bob Rafelson
Screenwriters
Jacob Brackman
Bob Rafelson
Running Time
103 minutes

The King Of Marvin Gardens
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The King Of Marvin Gardens

Plot
Radio monologist David Staebler is called to Atlantic City by his brother Jason, who wants him to come in on an island real estate deal. David is drawn into the world of his brother, who is involved with ‘middle-aged kewpie doll’ Sally and her waif stepdaughter, but senses that things will soon fall apart.


Verdict
Criminally underrated with two great performances from the lead males.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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