The Freshman (1990)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Crime

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An N.Y.C. film school student accepts a job with a local mobster who resembles a famous cinema godfather and who takes the young man under his wing, after demanding total loyalty.




  • Marlon Brando in The Freshman (1990)
  • Matthew Broderick and Penelope Ann Miller in The Freshman (1990)
  • Matthew Broderick and Bruno Kirby in The Freshman (1990)
  • Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick in The Freshman (1990)
  • Marlon Brando in The Freshman (1990)
  • Matthew Broderick and Penelope Ann Miller in The Freshman (1990)

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9 July 2004 | senorvoce
Complete Hilarity!
This film works on every level- romantic comedy, comic farce, and madcap adventure. The boyish Clark Kellogg (Matthew Broderick) lights out upon the adventure of his life in New York City, and the triumph of this movie is, we all come along for the ride. And for those of us well versed in the lore of 'The Godfather", it's an adventure we all absolutely relish.

Marlon Brando (Carmine Sabbatini) recreates Don Corleone, and it's like a fine vintage wine. An outstanding supporting cast fills out the film perfectly. Director Andrew Bergman smartly weaves this wily, smart, and clever beyond words, film. One spends the entire film involuntarily grinning throughout the film. Bravo!

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Release Date:

27 July 1990


English, Italian, German, French

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

5 Washington Square North, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$205,876 22 July 1990

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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