On the Waterfront

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Plot – Some dockworkers in the port of New York are harassed by gangsters. The criminals impose a new contract to the employers but the dockworkers are denied the right salary. The one who rebels against them, will pay with life. Gangster Terry Mallory is better than his fellows because he feels a certain moral discomfort when he kills one dockworker. Thanks to a priest, Terry reports the gangsters’ abuses and now he has to overcome not only his fellows’ hatred but also dockworkers’ one, who have judged badly Mallory’s gesture.

Movie Info

Title On the Waterfront

Year 1954

Director Elia Kazan

GenreDrama,Crime

Top 8 Quotes of “On the Waterfront” Movie

“- Terry: If I spill, my life ain’t worth a nickel.
– Father Barry: And how much is your soul worth if you don’t?”
Marlon Brando – Terry Malloy

Karl Malden – Father Barry

“Boys, this is my church! And if you don’t think Christ is down here on the waterfront you’ve got another guess coming!”
Karl Malden – Father Barry

“- Edie: I’ve never met anyone like you. There’s not a spark of sentiment or romance or human kindness in your whole body.
– Terry: What good does it do you but get you in trouble?”
Eva Marie Saint – Edie Doyle

Marlon Brando – Terry Malloy

“- Edie: Isn’t everybody a part of everybody else?
– Terry: Boy, what a fruitcake you are!”
Eva Marie Saint – Edie Doyle

Marlon Brando – Terry Malloy

“- Edie: Which side are you with?
– Terry: Me? I’m with me, Terry.”
Eva Marie Saint – Edie Doyle

Marlon Brando – Terry Malloy

“Hey, you wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.”
Marlon Brando – Terry Malloy

“Some people think the Crucifixion only took place on Calvary. They better wise up! Taking Joey Doyle’s life to stop him from testifying is a crucifixion. And dropping a sling on Kayo Dugan because he was ready to spill his guts tomorrow, that’s a crucifixion. And every time the Mob puts the pressure on a good man, tries to stop him from doing…”
Karl Malden – Father Barry

“Conscience… that stuff can drive you nuts!”
Marlon Brando – Terry Malloy