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King of the Gypsies (1978)

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1 hour, 52 minutes

Country USA

Studio Paramount

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• King of the Gypsies

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Genre: Drama, Psychodrama, Urban

Plot: Based on Peter Maas' best-selling novel, this drama examines the world of contemporary gypsies in New York City. The hero of the story is a young gypsy boy wants to turn his back on his tribe and assimilate himself into mainstream American society. But he is drawn back into the fold when his grandfather, the charismatic king of the gypsy clan, passes the title onto the boy. The boy's father, feeling snubbed, plots to murder his son.

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 Directed by
Frank Pierson
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 Written by
Peter Maas
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Frank Pierson
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Susan Sarandon
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Annette O'Toole
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Judd Hirsch
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Annie Potts
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Sterling Hayden
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Shelley Winters
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 Music By
David Grisman
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