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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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June 1991 (USA)  »

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Egyenesen Brooklynból  »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

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$2,712,293 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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To raise financing for his film, Matty Rich went on a local radio station in Brooklyn, asking for pledges. The next day about 50 people showed up and he raised $77,000 in the space of 20 minutes. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Performed by Queen Latifah / Daddy-O
Published by T-Girl Music (BMI)
Produced by Daddy-O
Written by Queen Latifah (as Dana Owens) / Daddy-O (as G. Bolton)
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Earnest, flawed, but respectable debut effort
29 May 2000 | by (Motown, Philly) – See all my reviews

This film has many flaws, but many strengths as well. Many luminaries in the film industry have openly criticized this film. I feel much of this is unjustified, because a lot was done on a miniscule budget here. There is also a great performance in George T. Odom's portrayal of the fed up father who has been beaten down by racism. Anyone who has grown up in a low income household can relate to that situation. The ending is sad and real. Also especially noteworthy is Harold Wheeler's excellent and despondent musical score.


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