The Polka King is an American biographical comedy film directed by Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky.
Starring Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, Vanessa Bayer, Willie Garson, Robert Capron, Robert Macaux, Mary Klug, Wallace Wolodarsky and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Polka King

Netflix on Friday, December 15, 2017 released the trailer:
The Polka King | Official Trailer | Netflix.

What is The Polka King about?

The film opens at a performance of Jan Lewan's (Black) polka band in Pennsylvania. Near the close of the show, he brings his wife Marla (Jenny Slate) onstage. A former beauty queen, Marla is modeling some jewelry that Lewan sells at his souvenir store. After the concert, Jan recounts to a happy concertgoer how he and Marla met, and how he has worked every terrible job imaginable, from dishwasher to janitor, in order to achieve the American dream.
The clarinetist in his band, Mickey (Jason Schwartzman), visits Jan at his gift shop in order to quit the band. Jan takes him to a pizza restaurant nearby, and urges him to stay, promising him more money. Mickey feels that Jan has enlarged the band to an unsustainable size, and he reveals that other members are thinking of quitting, especially after a rumor that Jan had hired a dancing bear to accompany the shows. Jan admits that the bear is now part of their act, but he insists that better times are ahead. He then picks up a pizza, and heads out to deliver it.
An elderly couple visits Jan and asks about investing in his band. He explains that they are guaranteed a 12% annual return on their investment. The state Securities and Exchange Commission office gets wind of the fact that Jan is taking on investors and sends investigator Ron Edwards (J. B. Smoove) to meet with him. Edwards informs Jan that he has not registered properly, making it illegal for him to accept investments. He gives Jan three days to return his investors' money and close down the operation.

Who's in the The Polka King cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Polka King.

Jack Black Jan Lewan Marla's husband and David's father
Jenny Slate Marla Lewan Jan's wife and David's mother
Jason Schwartzman Mickey Pizzazz Jan's best friend
Jacki Weaver Barb Jan's mother-in-law
Vanessa Bayer Bitsy Bear
Willie Garson Lonny
Robert Capron David Lewan Jan and Marla's son
Robert Macaux Christopher
Mary Klug Anita Krzyewski
Wallace Wolodarsky Vince (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Lew Schneider Lou Laroue
Phyllis Kay Marilyn
Richard Donelly Stan Moetek
Kati Salowsky Connie Klopski
Jordan Lloyd Debra Johnson
Rachel Annette Helson Beauty Pageant Judge
Anthony Estrella Presenter
Melody Vasquez Agent Ramirez
Randy Tow Mr. Lee (as Randolph B. Tow)
Marilyn Busch Sheila
Russell Gibson Gorski
China Forbes Grammy Reporter
Jim Boyd Reporter (as James Boyd)
Portland Helmich Anchorwoman
Bruce-Robert Serafin Customer (as Bruce Serafin)
Wendy Overly Loud Lady
Jessica Baade Trish
Keith Mascoll Applesauce
Owen Burke Prison Guard
Juani Feliz PR Woman
Peter Ackerman Priest
Irvin Wallace Ruined Old Man
Julie E. Davis Mrs. Pennsylvania Contestant
Kevin Healey Ed Krzyewski
J. B. Smoove Ron Edwards an SEC officer

When is The Polka King released in cinemas?

The film The Polka King was scheduled to be released on January 22, 2017 (Sundance) and on January 12, 2018 (Worldwide) by Netflix.

What are The Polka King film specifications?

The duration of the film is 95 minutes.

The Polka King filming. Principal photography began in mid-July 2016 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and later it also took place in Woonsocket and Cranston.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Polka King?

The Polka King got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

More information about The Polka King you can get at:

IMDB: The Polka King

Wikipedia: The Polka King

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