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On the Waterfront

DramaCrime7+ (PG)19541h 48m
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#1573 Ranked Movie
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On the Waterfront (1954)

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Drama Crime Rated: 7+ (PG)19541h 48m

A classic drama about the struggles of dockworkers in New York City. Marlon Brando gives a powerful performance as Terry Malloy, and the story follows his struggle against the corrupt union bosses. This film is an exploration of morality and justice, and the performances are all excellent.On the Waterfront featuring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden is streaming on HBO MAX, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, available for rent or purchase on Apple TV, and 5 others. It's a crime and drama movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (157,419 votes).

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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Apple TV, Google Play, and 4 others).

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#1,573 Ranked Movie

#75 Ranked in Gangster Movies

#242 Ranked in Movies on HBO MAX

#384 Ranked in Crime Movies

On the Waterfront has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (157,419 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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An ex-prize fighter turned New Jersey longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses, including his older brother, as he starts to connect with the grieving sister of one of the syndicate's victims.

Age rating: 7+ (PG)
Runtime: 1h 48m

Extra Information

Related Genres: DramaCrimeMysteryThriller
Related Tags: AnimalGangster
Country of origin: America
Available to watch on: HBO MAX
Original Release Date: Jun 22, 1954