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King of the Gypsies


My Rating: /10
Rating:  6.8/10  Votes:  ( 4 )    IMDb

Director:
Release:
1978 December, 20
Country:
USA
Runtime:
112 minutes
Genre:
Drama
Production Company:
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 7 325 177

    

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Not surprisingly, this fascinating dissection of Gypsy life in America was vilified by several ethnic special-interest groups, who'd previously delivered their mimeoed missives to novelist Peter Maas, on whose book the film was based. Sterling Hayden is the "king" of a New York-based gypsy tribe, who on his deathbed passes his crown to his reluctant grandson, Eric Roberts. Roberts' scuzzy father Judd Hirsch, envious that he's been passed over, begins plotting the demise of his own son. It appears at first that the boy, a thoroughly assimilated Manhattanite, would be more than willing to give up his invisible throne to Hirsch, but there's something about his heritage that always draws him back to his own people. Several genuine gypsies took part in the film as extras, bit players and technical advisers; reportedly, they also spent much of the shooting time trying to cadge a few dishonest dollars from cast and crew. - Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Умирающий патриарх нью-йоркской цыганской общины, по суровому закону предков, обязан передать правление наследнику. Минуя своего непутевого сына, он награждает властью внука. Обойдя соперника, молодой король цыган обретает смертельного врага в лице собственного отца…

Rating Percentage % Votes
10
25%
1
9
25%
1
8
0%
0
7
0%
0
6
0%
0
5
25%
1
4
0%
0
3
25%
1
2
0%
0
1
0%
0
4
Arithmetic mean = 6.8
A Cigányok királya Hungary
Estirpe indomable Spain
Hævnen gør fri Denmark
König der Zigeuner West Germany
Król Cyganów Poland
Mustalaisten kuningas Finland
O Herdeiro Portugal
O vasilias ton tsiganon (video title) Greece
Il re degli zingari Italy
Rei dos Ciganos Brazil
El Rey de los gitanos Argentina
El Rey de los gitanos (TV title) Peru
Le roi des gitans France
To liontari tis tsiganikis genias (transliterated title) Greece
Король цыган (Russian title) Soviet Union
Царят на циганите (Bulgarian title) Bulgaria
キング・オブ・ジプシー (Japanese title) Japan

Children's Cast:

Brooke Shields [13] Tita
Cory Einbinder Young Dave
Danielle Brisebois [9] Young Tita
Matthew Labyorteaux [12] Middle Dave
Artie Cavallo Persa's Child
Glen Gianfrancisco Persa's Child
Matteo Cafiso [6]
Linda Manz [17]


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POLL
What is your favorite movie genre?
Sci-Fi
- 17
22.97%
Family
- 24
32.43%
Fantasy
- 5
6.76%
Action
- 5
6.76%
Drama
- 11
14.86%
Horror
- 12
16.22%
Comedy
- 0
0%
Number of votes: 74

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 300 451 603
2. Jaws 2 (1978)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 187 884 007
3. Halloween (1978)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 47 000 000
4. The End (1978)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 44 917 151
5. House Calls (1978)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 28 460 702
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14. King of the Gypsies (1978)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 7 325 177

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