On The Waterfront

Director:   Elia Kazan
Year:   1954
Language:   English
Time:   108 minutes

A washed-up prize fighter (Marlon Brando) attempts to regain his dignity and the respect of the woman he loves (Eva Marie Saint) by exposing racketeering in the longshoremen's union. This film was Kazan's answer to his critics for naming names to a Congressional committee.

The film received eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

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