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Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 May 1994 (USA)
Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Eyes / Jim
Carlton Williams ...
Sharif Rashed ...
Tse-Mach Washington ...
Christopher Knowings ...
Tommy La La (as José Zuniga)
Ivelka Reyes ...
N. Jeremi Duru ...
Frances Foster ...
Aunt Song


Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crooklyn - Uma Família de Pernas Pro Ar  »


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house in which the family of seven lives in is located at 7 Arlington Place Brooklyn, NY. See more »


In the store, Troy buys a bag of chips, lemon heads, bazooka gum, licorice, fireballs and Boston baked beans. When she gets home all of the boys pull out all of the candy from the bag and Troy is seen eating a candy necklace, obviously something she did not buy. See more »


Bodega Woman: What you talking about? I ain't no puta, I ain't no puta! I'm Connie. I keeps my panty clean.
Tito: Oh come on, Connie.
Bodega Woman: No, no, no.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Spike Lee (2000) See more »


Quick Draw McGraw Music
Four-CB-86A / Scene No. 7
Written by Chandler Williams
Performed by Studio Musicians
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Loving It
26 June 2006 | by 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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