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On the Waterfront

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An ex-prize fighter turned New Jersey longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses, including his older brother, as he starts to connect with the grieving sister of one of the syndicate's victims.


  • Marlon Brando
  • Karl Malden
  • Lee J. Cobb
  • Rod Steiger
  • Pat Henning
  • Leif Erickson
  • James Westerfield
  • Tony Galento
  • Tami Mauriello
  • John F. Hamilton

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It's hard to deny that Marlon Brando's performance as a dock worker and ex-fighter who finally decides to rat on his gangster brother (Rod Steiger) is pretty terrific.

Metacritic review by Jonathan Rosenbaum
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The acting and the best dialogue passages have an impact that has not dimmed; it is still possible to feel the power of the film and of Brando and Kazan, who changed American movie acting forever.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times