Classics Worth Watching

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On the Waterfront is a 1954 crime drama film starring Marlon Brando. Brando plays Terry Malloy, a dockworker disgraced from his previous boxing career. Working as a dock worker, Terry decides to stand up to the corrupt union bosses who act above the law due to their wealth and position. However, he risks losing everything, as the union puts hits on him and his loved ones. On the Waterfront won several Academy Awards sixty years ago, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Brando. Marlon Brando plays the quintessential underdog; while flawed, he has the conviction to stand up to immorality even when his cause seems hopeless. On the Waterfront is definitely a classic that will stand for the ages.

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