King of the Gypsies
Directed by: Frank Pierson
Starring: Sterling Hayden, Shelley Winters, Susan Sarandon, Judd Hirsch, Brooke Shields
Run Time: 112 Minutes
Format: 1.78:1 Widescreen
Rating: R
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Susan Sarandon and Brooke Shields head up an all-star ensemble that explores the real world of gypsies in America. Eric Roberts plays David, a typical New Yorker with a not so typical family history. When his grandfather dies, he bequeaths to him the title King of their gypsy tribe, outraging his passed over father (Judd Hirsch). The intriguing web of song, dance, treachery and superstition that makes up Gypsy culture proves too alluring for David to resist, and the audience is along for the ride.