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The Boys of 2nd Street Park (2003)

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Five men recall their childhoods in the 1960s.

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A group of guys, born working-class around 1949, grow up friends playing basketball at the Second Street Park in Brooklyn. Through contemporary interviews and archival footage, they look back on their growing up. Teen camaraderie gives way to seeking personal fulfillment and, in the 1960s and 70s, drug use. As young adults, several make a trip across the U.S.; one finds happiness in rural, upstate New York. One fights in Vietnam. One is murdered in 1975, probably over drugs. A few become professionals. By 2000, at least two have lost a child, there's rue and regret, and there's the enjoyment of returning to the basketball court at the park for a reunion game. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for drug content and some language
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21 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Excellent documentary
1 October 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie Sunday night on Showtime and it was excellent. It is about 6 guys who grew up in Brighton Beach Brooklyn and it followed their trials and tribulations right up to present day. A very moving and well told story and a must see really. The filmmakers are in midst of making a documentary about the Benny "Kid" Parent/Emile Griffith fight in 1962.


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