Under The Boardwalk The Monopoly Story
A worldwide cultural phenomenon, the classic board game Monopoly® has been played by over a billion people in the last 75
years.UNDER THE BOARDWALK: THE MONOPOLY STORY presents the captivating stories about the game and those who play it, culminating with the high-stakes MONOPOLY® world championships held every four years.
Director Kevin Tostado's film
follows some of the most colorful players as they prepare for
the 2009 MONOPOLY U.S. Championship, all the while hoping they
advance to the highly competitive world championship. Tostado
gains unprecedented access to several MONOPOLY championships
around the world, where he profiles several passionate
individuals who are determined to become the next MONOPOLY World
Narrated by Zachary Levi (NBC'S
Chuck, Disney's Tangled) and featuring interviews with business
executives, industry insiders, collectors and MONOPOLY
aficionados, UNDER THE BOARDWALK: THE MONOPOLY STORY also
features some of the top players of the gam:
Rick Marinaccio: A competitive
lawyer from Buffalo, NY, who believes that playing MONOPOLY hone
skills that are useful to lawyers.
Dale Crabtree: A communications
coordinator form Indianapolis, IN, who grew up playing the board
game with his family at their lake house.
Domenic Murgo: A labor contract
negotiator from Arlington, VA, who began playing the game when
he was 6 years old.
Tim Vandenberg: A 6th grade
teacher from Victorville, CA, who uses MONOPOLY to teach math
concepts and negotiation skills to his students.
Matt McNally: Stage manager ar
Jubilee! in Las Vegas, NV, who won the 2003 MONOPOLY U.S.
Ken Koury: A determined lawyer
from Woodland Hills, CA, who developed a coaching team comprised
of former tournament winners to prepare for the championship.
Lee Bayrd: Winner of the first
MONOPOLY World Championship help in 1973.
MONOPOLY'S rich story is also
revealed as Tostado traces the origins and its evolution to the
game we know today. From helping WWII POWs escape to cropping up
in movies and television since its inception, MONOPOLY's
popularity has spread across the world as devoted fans and
players are brought together by shared love of the game.
UNDER THE BOARDWALK: THE
MONOPOLY STORY won an Audience Award for the Best Documentary at
the 2010 Anaheim International Film Festival and a Silver Telly
Award at the 2011 Telly Awards. The film was also an official
selection at the 2010 Austin Film Festival, followed by a
limited theatrical release in March 2011.
Dolby 5.1 and DTS Surround Sound
2009 World Championship Final
“The Methods, Math & Myths of
Narrator Zachary Levi Outtake
Interactive Monopoly® quiz
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