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On the Waterfront
Directed by Elia Kazan
Produced by Sam Spiegel
Written by Malcolm Johnson (writings)
Budd Schulberg (story and screenplay)
Starring Marlon Brando
Eva Marie Saint
Karl Malden
Lee J. Cobb
Rod Steiger
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Cinematography Boris Kaufman
Edited by Gene Milford
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
July 28, 1954
Running time
Country United States
Language English
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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