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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Marlon Brando
Matthew Broderick
Bruno Kirby
Penelope Ann Miller
Directors
Andrew Bergman
Screenwriters
Andrew Bergman
Running Time
101 minutes

The Freshman
Brando keeps it in the family


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Plot
Broderick plays Clark Kellogg, a country innocent newly arrived in New York to study film at university. Through the offices of hustling, thieving Vic (Kirby) he is employed as a "delivery boy" by Mafioso Carmine Sabatim (Brando). What he finds himself delivering - live endangered animals - lands him in a bizarre "sting", caught between the paternal gangster, FBI agents and outraged wildlife conservationists.


Verdict
An underrated hidden treasure. Dig it up!


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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