"The Polka King" is an American biographical comedy film directed by Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky.
The starring cast includes Jack Black as Jan Lewan, Jenny Slate as Marla Lewan, Jason Schwartzman as Mickey Pizzazz, Jacki Weaver as Barb, Vanessa Bayer as Bitsy Bear, Willie Garson as Lonny, Robert Capron as David Lewan, J. B. Smoove, Robert Macaux as Christopher, Mary Klug as Anita Krzyewski and others.

Here are "The Polka King" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Polka King movie?

Netflix on Friday, December 15, 2017 released the trailer for "The Polka King" you can watch here:
The Polka King | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Polka King movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Polka King" movie plot summary.

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 models amber jewelry they sell at their 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, to achieve the American dream.
The clarinetist in his band, Mickey (Jason Schwartzman), visits Jan at his gift shop to tell him he wants to quit the band. Jan takes Mickey to a pizza restaurant nearby, urging him to stay, promising more money. Mickey feels that Jan has enlarged the band to an unsustainable size, and reveals that other members are thinking of quitting, especially after a rumor that Jan had hired a dancing bear to accompany the shows. He admits the bear is now part of the act, but insists that better times are ahead. He then picks up a pizza, going 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 discovers Jan is taking on investors and sends investigator Ron Edwards (J.B. Smoove) to meet with him. He informs Jan that because he has not registered properly, it is illegal for him to accept investments. He gives Jan three days to return his investors' money and close down.
With hundreds of thousands of dollars already invested, Jan can't meet the SEC deadline. He buys lottery tickets and asks to do more work at the pizza joint. When the elderly couple returns, asking to invest more money with him, Jan changes the corporate name on his forms and takes their money. He tells Edwards that he has officially closed down his first investment scheme, omitting the fact that he has started another.


Who plays who in the The Polka King movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Polka King" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is The Polka King movie release date?

"The Polka King" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 22, 2017 (Sundance) and on January 12, 2018 (Worldwide) distributing by Netflix.


What are The Polka King filming details?

The duration of the film is 95 minutes.

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 movie?

"The Polka King" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 66/100. The audience also kinda likes the film.

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