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Brooklyn Babylon (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  17 August 2001 (USA)
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A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tariq Trotter ...
Solomon, Member of The Lions
Sara (as Karen Goberman)
Bonz Malone ...
Rahzel ...
Earl Contaste ...
Ras Don
Carol Woods ...
Mad Cobra ...
Key Bouncer
Camille Cruse ...
Member of The Lions
James 'Kamal' Gray ...
Member of The Lions
Leonard 'Hub' Hubbard ...
Member of The Lions
Kyle 'Scratch' Jones ...
Member of The Lions
Mina Bern ...


In Brooklyn's Crown Heights, where West Indian Rastafarians and other Blacks live next door to the Jewish Lubavitch community, ethnic tensions are high. After a minor car crash, the headstrong Judah and other Jewish youths who patrol as vigilantes confront Scratch, a mouthy African-American hustler. Passengers in the cars make eye contact: Sol, a hip-hop musician, songwriter, and artist (Scratch's friend), and Sara, who is betrothed to Judah but wants to go to college and be on her own. Over the next few days, while Scratch and Judah's conflict escalates in violence, Sara and Sol connect in ways that echo Sheba and Solomon. The friendship puts them in danger. Written by <>

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language, and for some violence, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »





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On a lot of levels this movies comes after several other films that belong in the same the right thing, save the last dance, romeo and juliet...etcetera...but all films take from other films and all are designed to showcase something new against something familiar...for me it was the fact there is such a tension in the city...and how against such a huge mess, ppl still have unique and personal problems to solve.... I also though this film was very well shot, i loved the way they used the pull focus technique throughout and let the camera get intimate with the characters during the scenes... I loved the music and thought that was brilliant how it showcased their talents without it being a "concert movie" good rental, would recommend it... agreed, that I would like to see the lead actors in a more demanding story...

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