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Last Exit to Brooklyn
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Hubert Selby Jr. (book)
Desmond Nakano (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 May 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Novel That Shocked The World Is Now A Movie.
Plot:
Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stephen Lang ... Harry Black

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Tralala

Burt Young ... Big Joe

Peter Dobson ... Vinnie

Jerry Orbach ... Boyce

Stephen Baldwin ... Sal
Jason Andrews ... Tony

James Lorinz ... Freddy

Sam Rockwell ... Al

Maia Danziger ... Mary Black
Camille Saviola ... Ella

Ricki Lake ... Donna
Cameron Johann ... Spook

John Costelloe ... Tommy

Christopher Murney ... Paulie
Frank Acciarto ... Eddie
Lisa Passero ... Teresa
Mike Cicchetti ... Brickowski

Nicholas J. Giangiulio ... Stump

Alexis Arquette ... Georgette
Bernard Zette ... Regina (as Zette)
Robi Martin ... Goldie
Sarah Rose ... Rosie
Julian Alexon ... Camille
Robert Weil ... Alex

Mark Boone Junior ... Willie
Sylvie Spector ... Submarine Annie

Colleen Flynn ... Ruthie
Frank Military ... Steve

David Warshofsky ... Mike

Daniel O'Shea ... Bill

Daniel Beer ... Tral's Trick

Rutanya Alda ... Georgette's Mother
Al Shannon ... Arthur
Bruce Smolanoff ... Lost Soldier
James McDonald ... Lost Soldier
Andrew Van Dusen ... Lost Soldier

James Harper ... Cop
Ray Gill ... Dowland

Mike Starr ... Security Guard

Christopher Curry ... Riot Police Officer
Michael O'Hare ... Riot Police Officer
Bob Martana ... Truck Driver

Joseph Carberry ... Uptown Bartender
John Michael Bennett ... Uptown Doggie

Bill Mondy ... Uptown Doggie

Frank Vincent ... Priest
Brent Katz ... Bobby
Marc Ryan ... Jack
Rob Kramer ... Fred
Hubert Selby Jr. ... Car Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peter Austin Noto ... A Union Leader

Kevin Ash ... Bill's Buddy (uncredited)
Steve Baker ... Dean (2nd rapest) (uncredited)
Mario Biazzo ... Soldier in Bar (uncredited)
David Giardina ... Extra (uncredited)

John Hayden ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Rick McKay ... Strike Leader (uncredited)

Burke Morgan ... Soldier Hustled in Bar (uncredited)
Nick Pernice ... Striking Dockworker (uncredited)

Mark Quiles ... Striking Dockworker (uncredited)

Jerry Rector ... Strike Worker (uncredited)
David Sherrick ... Military Officer (uncredited)
Stan Taffel ... Striking Worker (uncredited)

George-Michael Tucci ... Riot Police Officer (uncredited)

F.X. Vitolo ... Lou (uncredited)

Directed by
Uli Edel 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Hubert Selby Jr. (book)

Desmond Nakano (screenplay)

Produced by
G. Mac Brown .... line producer
Jake Eberts .... associate producer
Bernd Eichinger .... producer
Anna Gross .... associate producer
Dieter Meyer .... line producer
Herman Weigel .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Knopfler 
 
Cinematography by
Stefan Czapsky 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Przygodda 
 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Jeffery Passero 
 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Haack 
 
Set Decoration by
Leslie A. Pope 
 
Costume Design by
Carol Oditz 
 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Bihr .... makeup department head (as Katie Bihr)
Michael Maddi .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Rolf M. Degener .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glen Trotiner .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David H. Allen .... assistant property master
Tommy Allen .... property master
Jeff Balsmeyer .... storyboard artist
Bruce Lee Gross .... lead man
Eric Matheson .... carpenter
John Merrick .... construction grip
John Ralbovsky .... scenic artist
Raymond M. Samitz .... construction coordinator
Patricia Walker .... charge scenic
Claudette Didul .... set decorating production assistant (uncredited)
Timothy Main .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter R. Adam .... sound effects editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Ian Silvester .... technical engineer
 
Stunts
Joan Cunningham .... stunts
Gene Harrison .... stunt double: Steven Baldwin
Tom Sierchio .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Philippe Carr-Forster .... camera operator: "a" camera
Anthony Dunne .... key grip
Morris Flam .... gaffer
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator
Kevin Murphy .... electrician
Claudia Raschke .... second assistant camera
David Satin .... video engineer
Gary Steele .... camera operator
Allen Stillman .... rigging gaffer
Zoran Veselic .... assistant camera
James B. Walsh .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Lax .... costume supervisor
Ellen Ryba .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jolie Gorchov .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Guy Fletcher .... musician
Mark Knopfler .... musician
David Nolan .... musician: violin
 
Other crew
Stephan Beringer .... production assistant
Andrew D. Cooke .... location supervisor
Quincy Z. Gunderson .... location assistant
Tim Haslam .... worldwide sales
Rich Murray .... production assistant
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach
Timothy Klein .... Stand In: Steven Lang (uncredited)
 

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Courtney Love auditioned for the part later taken by Jennifer Jason Leigh.See more »
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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The Honeymooners It Isn't, 29 February 2004
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

Harry, Stephen Lange the union shop steward who's in good with the president of the dock workers union, Boyce, Jerry Orbach,In that he has a union expense account which he uses to finance his secret life. Married to his wife Mary, Maria Danziger, Harry goes out to expensive bars and nightclubs with high-class transvestites that he picks up.

Seeing that Harry is abusing that privilege Boyce stops it and makes Harry pay back the money that he took from the union treasury out of his paycheck. Sick and depressed Harry gets himself drunk one night and tries to have his way with one of the local neighborhood boys. Which leads to the boys friends brutally beating Harry to the point where he was within an inch of his life from being dead and ending up being literally crucified in an empty back-lot; This is the level of brutality in this movie. A violent brutal and at the same time shockingly honest movie about life in Brooklyn New York circa 1952. During a long and savage dock strike on Brooklyn's heavily industrialized Bush Terminal waterfront. The film is truly disturbing with a shocking and vicious gang rape inter-cut with a baby shower for one of the unions members "Big" Joe, Burt Young, daughters child at the local union hall. These are just two of many such jolting scenes in the movie.

An excellent cast with Stephen Lang, as the union shop steward who's problems are more then just the job that he has on the docks. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, as the bar girl who likes to date and then roll servicemen with the help of her friends to get their money and ends up paying for what she did in more ways then one. With Jerry Orbach as the feisty and two fisted union president who sticks to his guns and in the end gets what he wants for himself and his union members and many many more good actors and the parts that they play in the movie.

"Last Exit to Brooklyn" is a very hard movie to watch but if you want a film with brutal realism and fine acting and photography as well as a story that will grip you right from the start and hold on to you long after the movie is over this is it.

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