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A man looking for a new purpose in his life finds one that last place he expected in this comedy. Leo Spivak (Peter Riegert) is a man slowly sinking into the quicksand of a midlife crisis. He's become increasingly unsatisfied with his career in product testing, especially now that his young assistant Ed (Jake Hoffman) has taken to stealing his ideas and passing them on to his boss as his own work. Leo's marriage to Rachel (Isabella Rossellini) is not what it once was, especially now that she's shifted into a constant state of near-hysteria over their daughter, Elena (Ashley Johnson), and her budding romance with an aspiring juvenile delinquent. And Leo is spending every other weekend with his aging father, Sol (Eli Wallach), who has lost his will to live but uncooperatively won't die. As Leo puzzles over his path in life, he finds some very unexpected answers when he makes the acquaintance of Evelyn Fink (Eric Bogosian), a "freelance Rabbi" with some unusual spiritual advice. King of the Corner was directed and co-written by leading man Riegert; the screenplay was adapted from stories in the collection Bad Jews by Gerald Shapiro. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 2, 2004


Peter Riegert
Lemore Syvan
Gerald Shapiro
Gerald Shapiro
Book Author
Peter Riegert
Mauricio Rubinstein
Al Kooper
Composer (Music Score)
Mario Ontal
Melissa M. Marr
Executive Producer
Peter Sahagen
Executive Producer
Anthony Mastromauro
Executive Producer
Lynn Falconer
Costume Designer
Chen Harpaz
Sound/Sound Designer
Vanessa Hoffman
First Assistant Director
Cindy Tolan