Boardwalk [DVD] [1979]

  • SKU: 24674585
  • Release Date: 03/25/2014
  • Rating: NR
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In this drama, David Rosen (Lee Strasberg) and his wife Becky (Ruth Gordon) have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for nearly all their married life. But the area is not what it used to be, and a gang leader named Strut (Kim Delgado) has decided to make Coney Island his new turf. Strut begins shaking down the merchants in the area, demanding payment for "protection" and using violence to deal with anyone who gets in his way. David refuses to give Strut protection money for the restaurant he owns, and as a result his diner is soon firebombed, while many of his neighbors are attacked and his synagogue is desecrated. When Becky dies, David decides that he can stand no more, and he plots his revenge against Strut and his underlings. Director Stephen F. Verona manages to combine a Death Wish-style revenge scenario with a mood piece that generates a very real nostalgia for what Coney Island once was -- and still is for many of the characters in this story. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ruth Gordon
    Ruth Gordon - Becky Rosen
  • Lee Strasberg
    Lee Strasberg - David Rosen
  • Janet Leigh
    Janet Leigh - Florence
  • Joe Silver
    Joe Silver - Leo
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    Eddie Barth - Eli

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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    Lee Strasberg and Ruth Gordon are amazing in this 1979 drama from the director of "The Lords of Flatbush". What looks on the service to be a nice little film about old people living out their lives in Atlantic City in the late 70's, soon becomes a gritty thriller about gang violence. Very under rated gem that deserves a look! Janet Leigh ("Psycho") plays the daughter of Strasberg and Gordon.

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