On The Waterfront parents guide

On The Waterfront

Overall B+

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.

Violence D+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use C+

Why is On The Waterfront rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated On The Waterfront Not Rated

Run Time: 108 minutes

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On The Waterfront
Rating & Content Info

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Why is On The Waterfront rated Not Rated? On The Waterfront is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

Overall: B+ 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.

Violence: D+ Man thrown from roof, characters fighting in bar, rock thrown through church window, fighting scene outside church, man shown with bloody face, man killed by falling crates, objects thrown at priest, man points a gun at his brother, man struggles with woman, truck tries to run down two people in alley, dead man with blood on his jacket shown hanging on hook in alley, man takes gun into bar looking for revenge, dead birds shown in coop, fist fight shown between two men, man shown with bloody and bruised face, man yelling threats at other men, references made to other deaths on the dock.

Sexual Content: A- Man shown looking at pornographic magazine, kissing between unmarried couple, woman shown in slip.

Language: B+ At least one mild profanity and four terms of Deity are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+ Smoking and bar scenes are shown numerous times, man invites woman to a bar, later tries to force her to drink, bride at wedding asks for a cigarette, priest asks for both a cigarette and a beer, main character shown drinking when angry.

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On The Waterfront
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "On The Waterfront"

Cast and Crew

On The Waterfront is directed by Elia Kazan and stars Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of On The Waterfront movie is February 18, 2013. Here are some details…

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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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.