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Bob Rafelson

The King of Marvin Gardens

Edition 1979
103' - 1972 - Drama - Dialogue: English, Japanese
Director: Bob Rafelson With: Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn
'It's Monopoly out there'. Jason Staebler, The King of Marvin Gardens, has gone directly to jail, lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is also a dreamer who asks his brother, David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island - asking him to believe in yet another of his dreams, yet another of his get-rich-quick schemes. But luck is against them both and the game ends badly - real life reduced to radio drama.

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Bob Rafelson


Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn


Jacob Brackman

Director of Photography

László Kovács


John F. Link


Bob Rafelson

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English, Japanese

Countries of production

United States of America



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