Mack the Knife (1989)


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Movie Info

This film adaptation of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's musical play The Threepenny Opera portrays the engagement of a gangster (Raul Julia) to an innocent girl (Rachel Robertson) in Victorian-era London. The girl's family attempts to thwart the marriage by catching the thief in the act.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Menahem Golan
In Theaters:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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as Mr. Peachum

as Jenny Diver

as Street Singer

as Mrs. Peachum

as Polly Peachum

as Money Matthew

as Tiger Brown

as Lucy Brown

as Sukey Tawdry

as Hookfinger Jake

as Wally the Weeper

as Organ Grinder

as Jimmy Jewels

as Sergeant Smith

as Johnny Ladder

as Reverend Kimball
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

The movie is finally just a slog through a half-digested plot, involving half-understood characters who bear the names, but not the meanings or the spirits, of the Brecht and Weill originals.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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