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In this farcical comedy, Matthew Broderick plays Clark Kellogg, an aspiring director who arrives in New York City to attend film school. However, moments after he arrives in the city, he's robbed by Victor Ray (Bruno Kirby), leaving him no money for the $700 in books required by his instructor, Arthur Fleeber (Paul Benedict). A few days later, Clark runs into Victor and demands his money back, but Victor has already lost it (on a horse race in which he wasn't entirely sure the animal he bet on was a horse). Instead, he offers to fix Clark up with a job with his boss, an "importer and exporter" named Carmone Sabatini (Marlon Brando), who bears a stunning resemblance to Don Corleone in Marlon Brando. Clark's adventures with Sabatini are just beginning when he's instructed to pick up a package from the airport. Clark is expecting it to be contraband, and he's right, but not in the way he figured -- it turns out he's accepting delivery of a komodo dragon, which is to be served at a "gourmet club" specializing in dishes prepared from endangered species. Marlon Brando's hilarious comic variation on one of his best-known roles is the highlight of this film, but Bruno Kirby and Paul Benedict also deliver fine comic turns, and Matthew Broderick copes nobly with his role as the film's lone normal person. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 20, 1925

Cast

Matthew Broderick
as Clark Kellogg
Marlon Brando
as Carmone Sabatini
Bruno Kirby
as Victor Ray
Penelope Ann Miller
as Tina Sabatini
Frank Whaley
as Steve Bushak
Paul Benedict
as Arthur Fleeber
Jon Polito
as Chuck Greenwald
B.D. Wong
as Edward
Maximilian Schell
as Larry London
Richard Gant
as Lloyd Simpson
Kenneth Welsh
as Dwight Armstrong
Pamela Payton-Wright
as Liz Armstrong
Leo Cimino
as Lorenzo
Gianni Russo
as Maitre D', Gourmet Club
Tex Konig
as Leo
Warren Davis
as Fr. Frank
Vera Lockwood
as Aunt Angelina
Jefferson Mappin
as Hunter
Daniel Dion
as Gas Attendant
Marnie Edwards
as Mall Mother
Doug Silberstein
as Mr. Glassman
Drake Arden
as Student in Fleeber Classroom
Geraldine Quinn
as Student in Fleeber Classroom
Joe Ingoldsby
as Waiter in Restaurant
Adrienne Howe
as Mall Patron
Edward Roy
as Mall Patron
Amanda Smith
as Mall Patron
Andrew Airlie
as Mall Patron
Daniel Desanto
as Mall Patron
Wendy Dickson
as Mall Patron
Fifi Donahue
as Grand Central Station Booth Lady
Geraldine Quinn
as Student in Fleeber Classroom
Andrew Airlie
as Mall Patron
Daniel Desanto
as Mall Patron
Warren Davis
as Fr. Frank
Adrienne Howe
as Mall Patron
Edward Roy
as Mall Patron
Daniel Dion
as Gas Attendant
Doug Silberstein
as Mr. Glassman
Amanda Smith
as Mall Patron
Marnie Edwards
as Mall Mother
Jefferson Mappin
as Hunter
Wendy Dickson
as Mall Patron
Joe Ingoldsby
as Waiter in Restaurant
Tex Konig
as Leo
Drake Arden
as Student in Fleeber Classroom
Vera Lockwood
as Aunt Angelina

Crew

Andrew Bergman
Director
Andrew Bergman
Screenwriter
William A. Fraker
Cinematographer
Frank Loesser
Featured Music
Ice Cube
Songwriter
Bob Dylan
Songwriter
Nick Cave
Songwriter
Chuck Rio
Songwriter
Mick Harvey
Songwriter
Harlan Goodman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Hugo Race
Songwriter
Harry Warren
Featured Music
Barry Adamson
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
Featured Music
Hoagy Carmichael
Featured Music
Andrew Bergman
Songwriter
Melvin Glover
Songwriter
Jay Livingston
Songwriter
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Carmine Coppola
Musical Arrangement
Blixa Bargeld
Songwriter
Barry Malkin
Editor
Ken Adam
Production Designer
Alicia Keywan
Art Director
Gordon Sim
Set Designer
Aleida MacDonald
Costume Designer
Julie Weiss
Costume Designer
Rocco Musacchia
Consultant/advisor
Harald Ortenburger
Camera Operator
David R. Ellis
Stunts
Judy Taylor
Casting
Mike Fenton
Casting
Lynda Gordon
Casting
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