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Red Hook Summer (2012)

R | | Drama | 17 May 2013 (Brazil)
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A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Credited cast:
Limary Agosto ...
Lourdes
Sumayya Ali ...
Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
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Colleen Royale
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Da Organist Tk Hazelton
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Hazel
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Cliff
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Charles Anthony Bryant ...
Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
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Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
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Courtney D. Carey ...
Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
Jim Davis ...
Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Director
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Blessing Rowe
Shani Foster ...
Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Member
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A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Rated R for brief violence, language and a disturbing situation | See all certifications »
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Verão em Red Hook  »

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Opening Weekend:

$40,070 (USA) (12 August 2012)

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$338,803 (USA) (18 November 2012)
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Isaiah Whitlock Jr.'s third time portraying Detective/Agent Amos Flood in a Spike Lee Film. The first and second times were in The 25th Hour and She Hate Me, respectively. See more »

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Referenced in Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014) See more »

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Spike Lee!!!!
25 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I give this film an 8 out of 10 only because of it's obviously miniscule budget, a few more takes on some of the scenes and we would have yet another great 'Spike Lee Joint'. Gotta let you know, Spike Lee is my favorite director, has been since the death of Stanley Kubrick, and, although neither here or there, they both made/make superior films whose appreciation oftentimes came way too late! The film begins a bit preachy in its dialog, contemporary religious and social and political pontifications, and I am OK with that, it's what Spike has always done. The slice of life tale of a young boy spending a summer with an extremely religious grandfather he's just met, and the unexpected denouement is very good storytelling and very worthy of Spike Lee. I really wanna spoil the story, but, please, see it for yourself.


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