Balboa (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

This is a soap opera about a rich, suave, but self-aggrandizing villain and the women who either love or hate him. The melodrama sudses up with Ernie Stoddard's (Tony Curtis) determination to bring legal gambling to an island off the California coast and a local councilman's equally strong determination to stop him. The catch is Stoddard's ex-wife Erin (Carol Lynley) is now married to the councilman, but her heart still skips a beat when Stoddard walks into the room. The councilman is her third husband; her first, Stoddard's partner, was apparently killed by parties unknown.



gambling, corruption, land-scheme, jealousy, millionaire, power, con/scam, promiscuity