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Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

R | | Drama | 4 May 1990 (USA)
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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A Última Saída para Brooklyn  »

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$1,730,005 (USA)
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The film was made and released about twenty-five years after its source novel of the same name by Hubert Selby Jr. had been first published in 1964. See more »

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Referenced in The Anniversary Party (2001) See more »

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Rock a Bye Baby
Written by Don D. Robey & Willie Mae Thornton
Performed by Willie Mae Thornton
Courtesy of MCA Records
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A shattering slice of life
30 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of Leigh's best performances in a role that seemed to be written for her. You are rooting for her or ANYONE among the denizens of the strikebound Brooklyn docks to find a way to a better life but at the same time know that no one will make it. The Pieta like still-life after the climatic was a wonderful comment on both the content of the movie itself and the searing quality that some art can have.

It is on my list of most depressing movies, which includes "The Damned", "The Pawnbroker", "The Night Porter".


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