On the Waterfront

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On the Waterfront
Directed byElia Kazan
Produced bySam Spiegel
Written byMalcolm Johnson (writings)
Budd Schulberg (story and screenplay)
StarringMarlon Brando
Eva Marie Saint
Karl Malden
Lee J. Cobb
Rod Steiger
Music byLeonard Bernstein
CinematographyBoris Kaufman
Edited byGene Milford
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
July 28, 1954
Running time
108
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$910,000 (estimated)

On the Waterfront is a 1954 American movie about mob violence among longshoremen (people who unload ships) in New Jersey. Directed by Elia Kazan, it stars Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint and Karl Malden.

The movie won eight Academy Awards: for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando), Best Supporting Actress (Saint), Best Art Direction, Best Director (Kazan), Best Cinematography (Boris Kaufman), Best Film Editing (Gene Milford) and Best Original Screenpaly (Budd Schulberg).

Its most famous line is "I could've been a contender", said by Brando's character, Terry Malloy. In 2005, it ranked third on AFI's list of the one hundred most famous quotes in movie history [1].

Five years earlier, it was the eighth most popular movie on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies list.

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