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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Fugir de Brooklyn  »

Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,712,293 (USA)
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Begun by director Matty Rich when he was only 17. 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 »

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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The Pros
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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Good debut for small budget film.
20 November 2000 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This film boasts credible performances by the cast, including some powerful moments. The pacing is uneven at times, almost, but not convincingly, giving it a cinema verite feel. The makeup for the battered wife is obvious to distraction. It is certainly worth viewing, but one has to do so without comparing it to something a large studio would distribute. I would love to see what Matty Rich might produce with a larger budget.


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