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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Carmine (as Ty Reed)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 May 2009 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Nailed Right In  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$398,420 (USA) (6 July 2007)

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Did You Know?


During production, the working title of the film was "Nailed Right In". See more »


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 »


Referenced in The Lucky Ones (2008) See more »


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A Classic Timepiece
21 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a movie! It is like a Bronx Tale meets Stand By Me. A Romeo & Juliet/ West Side Story Combo. From the streets of Brooklyn to the streets of Manhattan. Three friends follow their dream. One follows the path of the street; the wannabe gangster. Another follows the path out of the streets/college. And one lost soul is just happy to be the blue collar regular guy. A love story; a story about friendship and loyalty. Freddie Prinze Jr. is fantastic; as is Mena Suvari. Scott Caan reminds us so much of his father in this role. Jerry Ferrara's break out big screen role. Michael Corrente outdid himself with this masterpiece. He has Alec Baldwin back in another good role. And check out the non-speaking doorman; his expressions are priceless. A must see film!

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