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Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  June 1991 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Brown
Ann D. Sanders ...
Frankie Brown
Dennis Brown (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Barbara Sanon ...
Carolyn Brown
Reana E. Drummond ...
Matty Rich ...
Mark Malone ...
Ali A. Wahhab ...
Luther (as Ali Shahid Abdul Wahhab)
Joseph A. Thomas ...
James McFadden ...
Dorise Black ...
Ms. Walker
Robert N. Nash ...
Fran Sperling ...
Billy R. ...
Gas Station Customer
Joseph Pampillonia ...
Gas Station Manager (as Joseph Pillonia)


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 »




Release Date:

June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Egyenesen Brooklynból  »

Box Office


$450,000 (estimated)


$2,712,293 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Begun by director Matty Rich when he was only 17. See more »


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 »


Ray Brown: What you been doing? Fucking Shirley?
Dennis: Yes.
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Performed by J.C. Lodge
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Perfect debut
17 November 2001 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Straight Out of Brookyln is a film similar to Boyz N The Hood, excpet it's set in New York. The film about three friends is very moving and deep and it's shame it didn't get a wider release. Matty Rich proved his talent with this film as a director, it's a shame that he didn't have the success he deserves.

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