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Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

 -  Drama  -  4 May 1990 (USA)
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Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is ... See full summary »

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Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is homosexual. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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The Novel That Shocked The World Is Now A Movie.

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Patricia Arquette, who was originally cast in the lead role of Tralala, dropped out before the filming started when she discovered she was pregnant. in 2015, while a guest on "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Arquette talked about why she dropped out and how difficult it was for her to make the decision to do so: "that character really goes through a lot of difficult things in that movie, and it was my first time having a baby. And I thought, I don't want to be pregnant and emotionally go through this woman's journey that's very violent at certain points with a baby inside me. And it was a very difficult moment where I sat with the producers, and they said, well, we think you could still shoot this while you're pregnant. I said, 'well, let me just walk around the block.' And I came back and I said, 'I can't do this movie 'cause I don't know how that will be for my baby.' And I didn't know if I would ever get another movie. And when I--right after I had him, I'd audition and I wasn't getting movies. And I remember walking into this restaurant on Sunset Boulevard and saying--you know, applying for a job as a waitress. And I said, 'look, I'm smart. I don't have a lot of experience. I like people, I'm nice to people, I learn fast and I have a baby to feed.' And they give me the job, and I was going to start on Wednesday. That Monday, I got a call that I got my first movie after my son." See more »

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Emotionally draining... in a really good way
24 May 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The way "the golden era" really was. The statement on the state of the 1950s presented in Last Exit is shocking, enlightening, and well supported by beautiful performances of an ensemble cast. Jennifer Jason Leigh as Tralala, a hooker WITHOUT a heart of gold (for a change) and Burt Young as a union hard hitter coming to terms with his sexuality are most notably inspiring. Excellent direction and a powerful script make Last Exit emotionally draining, and compelling.


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