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The King of Marvin Gardens

The King of Marvin Gardens
  • 1972
  • US
  • 103 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bob Rafelson
  • Written by: Jacob Brackman, Bob Rafelson
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn

1970s Atlantic City: David (Nicholson) is a depressive talk radio DJ and brother of excitable crook Jason (Dern), who plans to open a Hawaiian resort. Rafelson's 1972 film was a flop on release but it's laid-back, sad and wonderfully strange, an unforgettable reminder of the diversity and dynamism of New Hollywood.

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The King Of Marvin Gardens

10 May 20134 stars

Reissue of forgotten 70s film starring Jack Nicholson by director of Five Easy Pieces

'In the fun house how do you know who's really crazy?' that's the pertinent question in The King of Marvin Gardens, Bob 'Five Easy Pieces' Rafelson's third film. This reissue is a chance to re-appraise the 1972 financial flop starring Jack Nicholson and…

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