In 1990, there was a really funny movie that came out that involved transporting a Komodo dragon, Marlon Brando re-creating a Mafia-like big man in the style of Don Vito Corleone, high stakes gourmet dining, ice-skating, film school and romance. It was called The Freshman, and USA Network is turning it into a new series. If you've never seen it, do yourself a favor and rent it.
Andrew Bergman wrote and directed that 1990 film, and he was lucky enough to get Marlon Brando to play Carmine Sabatini. Even though Brando blasted the film before its release -- said it would be a turkey -- he eventually came to appreciate the experience.
He should have because Bergman's film was excellent, a comic gem. Brando spoofed his persona in The Godfather brilliantly.
And Matthew Broderick was great as Clark Kellogg, a naive NYU film student who gets a job working for Mr. Sabatini.
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