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A Brother's Kiss (1997)

R  |   |  Drama  |  25 April 1997 (USA)
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Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to ... See full summary »

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Lex
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Richard Palmer ...
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Jason Andrews ...
Cop #1
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Cop #2
Frank Minucci ...
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Rafael Nunez ...
Erica Nicole Grier ...
Maurice Ballard ...
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Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie trying to make ends meet and failing. One day Lex calls Mick - he has a problem... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexuality, pervasive strong language, drug use and violence | See all certifications »
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Although The Writer's Guild of America (WGA) mandates that Seth Zvi Rosenfeld be credited for his play and for screenplay, he is credited onscreen only with "written by," and his play is not mentioned. See more »

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Special thanks to the people of East Harlem and to The Twelve Tribes of Israel. See more »

Soundtracks

Hole in the Bucket
(1994)
Performed by Spearhead
Written by Michael Franti & Mary Harris
Administered by Polygram International Publishing (ASCAP)
Spearhead appears courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Powerful, Thought Provoking Intense Movie
23 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've read some of the reviews and I agree with some and disagree strongly with others. I've seen this movie close to 6 times now, it's always on around 3-4 AM on the IFC channel, and I always end up watching it. Nick Chinlund gives an amazingly intense, powerful, and emotional performance as "Lex", the eldest brother who undergoes a transformation from below average working class family man that's down on his luck to full blown drug addict and street fiend who will do whatever he has to in order to get his next fix. From robbing his own brother, to his friends he slowly descends on a downward spiral that is so realistic Im shocked this movie did not get him noticed on a larger scale. If anybody has any relatives or friends who are addicts, you will understand how accurately he portrays this character "Lex". The supporting cast is great, you cant go wrong with John Leguizamo, Michael Rappaport, Rosie Perez & Marissa Tomei. I definitely recommend checking this movie out, I think it will surprise you!


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