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Brooklyn Babylon (2001)

A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.

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Solomon, Member of The Lions
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Sara (as Karen Goberman)
Bonz Malone ...
Scratch
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Judah
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Earl Contaste ...
Ras Don
Carol Woods ...
Cislyn
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Buddah
Mad Cobra ...
Key Bouncer
Camille Cruse ...
Cindy
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James 'Kamal' Gray ...
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Leonard 'Hub' Hubbard ...
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Kyle 'Scratch' Jones ...
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Nanna
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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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17 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Erotas horis synora  »

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Good Cast - Poor direction - Great soundtrack!
23 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw this last nite and while I enjoyed many of the performances and certain scenes I was left with nothing after I left the theatre.

The whole movie was contrived and did not offer any solution or direction towards resolving the plot. The beginning fools you into believing the movie takes place in 1991 but according to Marc Levin, who spoke after the show alongside tariq trotter, the movie takes place in the present.

I think Levin has no idea what he's doing. Give me that $4 million budget and I will bring a masterpiece the theatre.


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