The King of the Gypsies
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The King of the Gypsies
Not surprisingly, this fascinating dissection of Gypsy life in America was vilified by several ethnic special-interest groups, who'd previously delivered their mimeoed missives to novelist Peter Maas, on whose book the film was based. Sterling Hayden is the "king" of a New York-based gypsy tribe, who on his deathbed passes his crown to his reluctant grandson, Eric Roberts. Roberts' scuzzy father Judd Hirsch, envious that he's been passed over, begins plotting the demise of his own son. It appears at first that the boy, a thoroughly assimilated Manhattanite, would be more… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"King of the Gypsies is a fine wedding of craft and creativity."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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