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Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)

R | | Crime, Drama | June 1991 (USA)
A young man living in poverty makes a plan to rob a drug dealer and change the life of his family.

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Ray Brown
Ann D. Sanders ...
Frankie Brown
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Dennis Brown (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Barbara Sanon ...
Carolyn Brown
Reana E. Drummond ...
Shirley
Matty Rich ...
Larry
Mark Malone ...
Kevin
Ali A. Wahhab ...
Luther (as Ali Shahid Abdul Wahhab)
Joseph A. Thomas ...
Saledene
James McFadden ...
James
Dorise Black ...
Ms. Walker
Robert N. Nash ...
Skeet
Fran Sperling ...
Sarah
Billy R. ...
Gas Station Customer
Joseph Pampillonia ...
Gas Station Manager (as Joseph Pillonia)
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A young man living in poverty makes a plan to rob a drug dealer and change the life of his family.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Egyenesen Brooklynból  »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

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$2,712,293 (USA)
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Filmed in the winter of 1990. See more »

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Principal character's parents' argument clearly indicates that the film was "flipped" to achieve proper eye-line match. Unfortunately, a large wound on the mother's face (from earlier abuse) changes from one side of her face to the other. See more »

Quotes

Ray Brown: If I find out you've been doing anything in the street, I am going to kick your ass.
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Referenced in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) See more »

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Get Into It
Written by Arthur Baker & Eric Beal
Published by Shakin' Baker Music (BMI)/Almo Irving Music (BMI)
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A decent urban tale of desperation and sorrow.
24 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was little I remember seeing this movie on tape that my older brother once had and I enjoyed for what it was entirely but having just saw it I felt it that Matty Rich's first movie was a fairly decent movie, not as good as "BoyZ In The Hood" or "Menace To Society" directed by more talented people who know their material inside and out. The acting is decent but to me it got really emotional near the end of the movie. Overall, this film is not hard-hitting per Se, but it shows that desperation can sometimes lead to "success" however a dark cloud hangs over the victims that comes along with it. Not Matty Rich's best work, but it's a solid film for what it is so there's no crime in not seeing it at least once.


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