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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


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 »


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: 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 »


Straight Out of Brooklyn (Hip-Hop)
Performed by The East New York Connection
Produced, Written, Arranged and Composed by Daddy-O
Additional Writers: M.C. Watchout / Rob n' the Rich / King Shabbaz
Production Consultant: Arthur Baker
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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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