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:
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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Referenced in The Lucky Ones (2008) See more »


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Written by Vince Clarke (as Vincent Clark)
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One of the best directed movies I have seen in a while
28 May 2007 | by (Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

If I had to sum up this movie it would have to include a mixture of Boondock Saints, A Bronx Tale and a little taste of Goodfellas all rolled into one to create BROOKLYN RULES...the cast was awesome the storyline was as truthful as you can get and the movie had it's moments of comedy and others of reflection....I would give this movie a 10 out of 10 and I hope that more people get to see this movie which without the hype will gain it's legion of viewers by word of mouth...those are the best kind of movies in my opinion the ones that just spread like a tidal wave without the pomp and circumstance but still end up being all-time classics or at least achieve Cult Status.

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