Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
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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. Leading up to the exciting coronation of a new champion in Las Vegas, the film follows some of the most colorful players in the game. They are lawyers and math teachers, defending champions and underdogs, all brought together by a shared love of the game.
From helping WWII POWs escape to cropping up in movies and television since its inception, MONOPOLY®'s rich history is revealed in this fascinating documentary, narrated by Zachary Levi (Chuck).
- 2009 World Championship Final Game
- "The Methods, Math & Myths of Monopoly"
- Narrator Zachary Levi Outtake Reel
- Extended Scenes
- Interactive MONOPOLY quiz
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The documentary is entertaining, educational, and informative in so many ways. For viewers that have played Monopoly since childhood it is near and dear and filled with fond memories of family and friends gathering and competing. The game was initially created to teach about capitalism and the results of the Great Depression, but with any form of actuvity that brings people together food, literature and music, and for this example play. The game has its place in history, especially during the Holocaust and World War II at a POW camp, and series of cameos and references of the game being played. In addition the game has gone through changes through the years from its first inception as a hand-made board game that had game pieces that originated from a charm bracelet; with that footnote, according to players of the game everyone has had a favorite, the iron, racecar, wheelbarrow, and tophat, the documentary was filmed in 2009 and since, the iron was replaced by a cat and the wheelbarrow, thimble, and boot were replaced by a few tokens of a T-Rex, ducky, and penguin.
In spite of the evolution that the game Monopoly experienced in its over 80 year history, it is an instution to everyone that has played it and has been shared with the rest of the world.
Really a great documentary even for non-die hard fans of the game.