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On The Waterfront

Sullied only by the flagrant violence employed by the union leaders, this redemptive story of personal atonement leaves viewers holding to the hope that one man can make a difference if he is willing to stand up and be counted. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 24 Jun 1954
Video Release: 18 Feb 2013
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Actor Marlon Brando can also be seen in Superman: The Movie. Karl Malden appears in Patton and Pollyanna. And an older Eva Marie Saint stars in Because of Winn Dixie.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: On The Waterfront

Release Date: 19 February 2013

On The Waterfront  release to home video (2 Blu-ray Discs) with the following extras:

- Commentary featuring authors Richard Schickel and Jeff Young

- New documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with scholar Leo Braudy, critic David Thomson, and others

- New interview with actress Eva Marie Saint

- Contender: 2001 documentary on the film’s most famous scene

- Interview with director Elia Kazan from 2001

- New interview with longshoreman Thomas Hanley, an actor in the film

- New interview with author James T. Fisher (On the Irish Waterfront) about the real-life people and places behind the film

- Visual essays on Leonard Bernstein’s score and the aspect ratio

- Trailer

- A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Almereyda and reprints of Kazan’s 1952 ad in the New York Times defending his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, one of the 1948 New York Sun articles by Malcolm Johnson on which the film was based, and a 1953 Commonweal piece by screenwriter Budd Schulberg

- Conversation between filmmaker Martin Scorsese and critic Kent Jones

- Elia Kazan: Outsider (1982), an hour-long documentary

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