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Brooklyn Rules (2007)

 -  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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mafia | friend | 1980s | loyalty | new york | See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Nailed Right In  »

Box Office

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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Early in the movie, the kids are walking on the beach and find a body. That beach is in Staten Island, not Brooklyn. The Belt Parkway runs along the shore of Brooklyn near the Verrazzano Bridge, which is visible in the background. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Walk Of Life
Written by Mark Knopfler
Performed by Dire Straits
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The Sopranos it is not, but...
27 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say I was presently surprised by this little film, I expected way less then I got. That's not to say that this is a fantastic film but it's a good one. It does a great job of representing a believable friendship between it's three main characters. I once again have to gripe of the pointless and sub par acted female character who is injected for the point of having one and doesn't add much to the film. Alec Baldwin is great as he usually is, and the three main characters are both well acted and believable unlike their accents but that's not important here. The story may be filled with a few clichés but the friendship of the characters make it work well enough to pull you into the story, not immerse you in it but keep your interest. I don't want to say Freddie Prinze was amazing but he was rather good, I wish he would lean more into films like this and stay away from any romantic comedy/dramas for a little while, play a villain or something, I do believe he has the talent it's just that he gets type cast in those romantic roles. Anyway, the film was surprisingly good, as was the story and the acting. Don't expect the Sopranos, Goodfellas and definitely not The Godfather and you won't be disappointed.


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