On the Waterfront

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On the Waterfront

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On the Waterfront

Release Date: June 22, 1954

Year    :   1954
Slogan    :   «The man lived by the jungle law of the docks!»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures, Horizon Pictures
Director    :   Elia Kazan
Producers    :   George Justin, Sam Spiegel, Samuel Rheiner
Writers    :   Budd Schulberg, Budd Schulberg
RunTime    :   108 mins.
Budget    :   910000
Revenue    :   9600000

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

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