Trivia: During the McCarthy Red Scare, director Elia Kazan decided to name suspected Communists in Hollywood and was severely criticized for doing so. It's widely believed this film was his attempt at vindication by portraying Terry Malloy as a hero who testifies in court against his friends.
On the Waterfront (1954)
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Directed by: Elia Kazan
Starring: Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Terry is in the coop with all the dead pigeons, he is holding a dead pigeon in one of his hands, and he grabs the hook with the other hand. But when he stands up the pigeon and the hook have switched places.
More quotes from On the Waterfront
Terry Malloy: I coulda been a contender! I coulda been a somebody!
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