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Brooklyn Rules (2007)

R | | Crime, Drama | 28 May 2009 (Israel)
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Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.

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Michael 'Mike' Turner is handsome, bright, a resourceful law student and perfect gentleman. Mike were perfect hadn't he been born in late 20th century Brooklyn, a New York borough dominated by the mob, in his case Carmine Mancuso, who luckily chooses to protect bright Mike, even against mob ruffian Gino, and his two inseparable buddies. Cocky Carmine Mancuso actually chooses to join the bloody business, sparing only his youth friends. Third mate Bobby Canzoneri, whose equally dumb parents hosted the gang as kids, naively aims no higher then tenure in the US Post. Yet Bobby ends up dead when a mob war erupts. Written by KGF Vissers

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Not made to be broken

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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28 May 2009 (Israel)  »

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Nailed Right In  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,811 (USA) (11 May 2007)

Gross:

$398,420 (USA) (6 July 2007)
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During production, the working title of the film was "Nailed Right In". See more »

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Though the film is set in 1985, the trailer depicts an NYC street sign colored white on green. Until 1990, each borough's street signs had different color schemes. Manhattan was black on yellow, for instance, while Brooklyn was white on black. See more »

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References Double Indemnity (1944) See more »

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Karma Chameleon
Written by Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay, Jon Moss (as Jonathan Moss), Boy George (as George O'Dowd), Phil Pickett
Performed by Culture Club
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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copycat of better mobsters movies
12 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Three lifelong friends grow up in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood. Carmine Mancuso (Scott Caan) is the vain one. Bobby Canzoneri (Jerry Ferrara) is the cheapskate. Michael Turner (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is the scammer. In 1974, the 3 young boys found a dead body in the woods. Carmine took the lighter, Bobby got the dog, and Michael took the gun. Now in 1985, Michael is studying at Columbia Law and getting close to rich fellow student Ellen (Mena Suvari). Bobby is living at home whose biggest dream is a postal job. Carmine is getting in with wise guy Caesar (Alec Baldwin) who is a captain in the Gambino family.

This is not as rich as other NY mafia movies. Director Michael Corrente has created a world of clichés and expected characters. The three guys do a reasonable job. They have a good mix of personalities. Alec Baldwin does a very good wise guy. The story just lacks the needed tension. It feels like a thin simple mobster movie.


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