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Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

R  |   |  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 <>

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The Novel That Shocked The World Is Now A Movie.




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4 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Saída para Brooklyn  »

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$1,730,005 (USA)

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Filmed in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn (2nd avenue at 58th street) during the summer of 1988. (from the director's commentary). See more »


Referenced in Will & Grace: Last Ex to Brooklyn (2003) See more »


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A Dark and Impressive View of the Other Side of North America in the 50's
27 July 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1952, a panoramic view of the other side of North America is presented through the life of different characters and their dramatic stories, having Brooklyn in common. Tralala (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a prostitute, connected with a violent street gang composed of small time crooks. They swindle most of Tralala clients, stealing their money. She meets a young lieutenant from Idaho, who falls in love with her. The labor union is on strike against the employers, placing picket against the trucks and protesting in front of the factory. American soldiers are again fighting in another war, this time against Korea. Maybe the only missing point in this film is the declared racism of those times. This sad, depressive and violent movie is another great work of Uli Edel, mainly known by `Christiane F'. The cast has amazingly performances, and the scene when Tralala is raped by dozens of men in an abandoned car is one of the most strong I have ever seen in a movie. I agree with the words of IMDB User Comments: `Great film, but not a piece of entertainment'. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Noites Violentas no Brooklin' (`Violent Nights in the Brooklyn')

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