Mack the Knife (The Threepenny Opera)
Mack the Knife (The Threepenny Opera) (1989)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 1989
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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.

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