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Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010)

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Shows how the classic board game has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon, and follows the colorful players who come together to compete for the coveted title of Monopoly World Champion.

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Kevin Tostado
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Zachary Levi ... Narrator (voice)
Philip Orbanes Philip Orbanes ... Himself (as Phil Orbanes)
Ken Koury Ken Koury ... Himself
Matthew McNally Matthew McNally ... Himself
David Ulmer ... Himself (as Dave Ulmer)
Richard Marinaccio Richard Marinaccio ... Himself
Tim Vandenberg Tim Vandenberg ... Himself
Domenic Murgo ... Himself
Bjørn Halvard Knappskog Bjørn Halvard Knappskog ... Himself
Dale Crabtree Dale Crabtree ... Himself
Hank Azaria ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Archer ... Dr. Caroline 'Cathy' Ryan (archive footage)
Kenneth Brandon Baker Kenneth Brandon Baker ... Himself
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy (archive footage)
Stephen Balzac Stephen Balzac ... Himself
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Ever since the 1930s, no board game has had the lasting worldwide success of Monopoly. Although it started as a protest simulation, the game evolved to be a welcome wish fulfilling fantasy of being a financial high roller in the Great Depression. In this film, the history of the game is retold with its tremendous popular culture influence and the little idiosyncrasies that grown around it. In addition, we are introduced to various players who are compete around the world for the real cash prizes that go far beyond $200. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rolling the dice is just the beginning...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The MONOPOLY Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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I am not 100% sure why, but this one never caught my interest.
14 July 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I found that although "Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story" had some interesting moments, I never really got into this documentary. It could because they spent so much time focusing on an international Monopoly championship (so?) and didn't spend enough on the history of the game. Or perhaps it's because I never really loved Monopoly (I did like the film about Scrabble a lot more interesting) since so much of its outcome seems controlled by chance. All I know is that by the time the film was over, I felt completely neutral about it--not impressed nor did I dislike it. In many ways, it reminded me of boiled rice--filling but not particularly exciting on its own. Now I am NOT saying don't watch it--just saying my reaction was so ambivalent.


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