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The Freshman (1990) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matthew Broderick, Marlon Brando, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller

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Clark Kellogg (Broderick) is a fresh-faced kid from Vermont who has arrived in New York City to start film school. A small-time crook named Victor Ray (Kirby) steals all of Clark's things, and eventually the boy meets Victor's uncle, Carmine Sabatini (Brando), an "importer" also known as "Jimmy the Toucan" who bears a striking resemblance to a certain legendary cinematic crime boss. Carmine takes to the boy and hires him to "run errands" as a gopher, and Clark gradually realizes that Sabatini imports endangered animal species to serve as the delicacies at impossibly expensive dinners for high-paying degenerates. This is a pleasant, charming, cock-eyed 1990 comedy in which Brando has a ball spoofing his own Godfather role, the great Maximilian Schell does a terrific cameo as chef Larry London, and we are treated to Bert Parks singing Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" to a reputed komodo dragon (actually a monitor lizard).
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   gangsters/crime

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death

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