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Brian Mclaughlin ...
Harry
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Roma
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Kenyae Cagle ...
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Chanika Campbell ...
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This film, The Jose Lucas Story, is said to be based on a fictionalized account of a particular string of criminal exploits, leading to the arrest, conviction, incarceration, and too sudden death of one, Jose Lucas, a local Brooklyn kid whose early life reads like a Dicken's novel, and ends like a classic Shakespearean tragedy. He's convicted and given a 23-year prison sentence for having been a perpetrator in a notorious day-time jewelry heist in toney, downtown Georgetown, Washington, DC.(2005) Lucas had managed to be caught on a security camera with his homeboy Lex (the one who actually used the gun, shot the shop's jeweler, and managed also, to be un-masked on camera) by design of the other two culprits, Robert and 'E," who when arrested later, in another robbery, make a deal with the DA to escape the heavy sentences given Jose and Lex (who got 24 years as the shooter) by giving them up. The film attempts to get at the story behind that conviction, which many believed resulted in ... Written by Rosa Ann Bryant

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Great acting and story.
12 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a true story that doesn't sugar coat the life of Jose Lucas. The viewer is given a raw look into the problems urban youth face. I was impressed with the group of actors that were pulled together for this film. They are all relatively unknown actors. They really step up to the plate and offer great performances. I would really like to see members of the gang in other films. They brought a realness to the screen. I'd bet money that we will see some of the lead actors move on to become big actors in big rolls. Great job Director Kenya Cagle in bringing this story to the screen. If you support and believe in independent film making, then you must see Brooklyn Gangster!


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