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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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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 »

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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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Over done
14 September 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"A Brother's Kiss" tells of two brothers who grow up in the mean streets of NYC and take opposite paths through life still bound by brotherly love through thick and thin. A strong performance by Chinlund (one of those where-have-I-seen-that-guy-before actors) is the glue which holds this overwrought freak show of cliche stereotypical characters together. The film serves up 20 minutes of the bro's as kids and then skips ahead to adult life where we see one as a cop and the other as a good intentioned loser with a habit. "...Kiss" sports a good cast and crew but doesn't live up to its potential because of a story we've all seen before and poor direction leading to overwrought drama. Every scene plays out like an excuse for exaggerated characters and over acting making this film a good example of that most common of all faults of the novice artist - not knowing when to quit. "Real" would have been better and less would have been more. (C-)


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