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Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 May 1994 (USA)
From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.

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Woody Carmichael
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Tony Eyes / Jim
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Troy
Carlton Williams ...
Clinton
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Wendell
Tse-Mach Washington ...
Joseph
Christopher Knowings ...
Nate
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Tommy La La
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Vic
Ivelka Reyes ...
Jessica
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Snuffy
N. Jeremi Duru ...
Right Hand Man
Frances Foster ...
Aunt Song
Norman Matlock ...
Clem
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From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for drug content | See all certifications »

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13 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Круклин  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,640,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The "disorienting" view when the family is in the country was created by shooting in widescreen without anamorphically adjusting the image. See more »

Goofs

The amount of Trix cereal on the floor changes when Troy and Wendell are fighting for the box of Trix. See more »

Quotes

Woody Carmichael: You're a big saint around here and I ain't shit, is that it?
Carolyn Carmichael: You can call yourself what you want to. I just asked you to write down the check!
Woody Carmichael: I wrote the check, right?
[Woody sits back down at the piano]
Woody Carmichael: I wrote the stupid thing.
[He gets up some music charts]
Carolyn Carmichael: I think you can do two things at once: make music and write.
Woody Carmichael: [Writing] Woody... wrote... a... bum... check.
[Gives her the sheet]
Woody Carmichael: Here.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits play over old footage of several episodes of "Soul Train". See more »

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Referenced in Stolen Summer (2002) See more »

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Theme From 'Shaft'
Written and Performed by Isaac Hayes
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26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It reminded me of when I was a young girl growing up in the 70's. We should have more movies like this one. Good work Spike. I watch this movie with my two children who was born in the early part of the 80's and they enjoyed it as well, asking me all kinds of questions,Brought a smile to my face as I told them about me and my siblings growing up in the 70's. You can actually see how times has change, making up your own games and finding some positive things to do with your time.Like playing jump rope.what about marbles or Jacks. Do they even make them anymore? Then I really love the part when Mom came home and woke up everyone in the house.Now that was a blast from the past.


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