“I coulda been a contender” Quote by Marlon Brando in: On The Waterfront w (1954). A great film in all respects. This film and line is relevant to anyone with dreams about what could have been in life! Whether it’s throwing a boxing match as in the film due to mob pressure; a sport’s injury, chronic illness – like me, or other circumstances that got in the way – you will relate!
A must watch film for sure! You will find this movie periodically on TCM – it was on yesterday. This movie shows that even beyond your “prime” you can still make decisions that will make positive changes in your world and help those around. We all have value even if you do not feel as well as you did before or if you are older, you are still a contender in my book!
By the way- the famous scene shown (picture and link to YouTube) were mostly improvised because Marlon Brando was a method actor – the feelings are real 🙂
Picture credits: Photo by Yucel Moran on Unsplash and On The Waterfront (1954) can be purchased or viewed on TCM or by visiting RottenTomatoes https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/on_the_waterfront