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On the Waterfront
|On the Waterfront|
|Directed by||Elia Kazan|
|Produced by||Sam Spiegel|
|Written by||Malcolm Johnson (writings)|
Budd Schulberg (story and screenplay)
Eva Marie Saint
Lee J. Cobb
|Music by||Leonard Bernstein|
|Edited by||Gene Milford|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|July 28, 1954|
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). The catchphrase, "I could've been a contender", is said by Terry Malloy. In 2005, it ranked third on AFI's list of the one hundred most famous quotes in movie history . Five years earlier, it was the eighth most popular movie on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies list.