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Directed by Bob Rafelson

United States 1972 103 mins.

“After the success of Five Easy Pieces, Rafelson and Nicholson reunited to make this underappreciated but key work of 1970s Hollywood cinema, a corrosive vision of the American Dream that is a ghostly anticipation of present times. The deserted boardwalks and seedy, decaying splendor of out-of-season Atlantic City form the wintry backdrop to this drama of two brothers, a late-night talk show host and a restless ex-con, who get mixed up with the mob while hatching a get-rich-quick scheme to open a South Seas gambling resort.”—The Museum of Modern Art.