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Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

R | | Drama | 4 May 1990 (USA)
Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is homosexual.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Black
... Tralala
... Big Joe
... Vinnie
... Boyce
... Sal
Jason Andrews ... Tony
... Freddy
... Al
... Mary Black
Camille Saviola ... Ella
... Donna
... Spook
... Tommy
... Paulie
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Taken from Hubert Selby, Jr.'s controversial novel. A gallery of characters in Brooklyn in the 1950s are crushed by their surroundings and selves: a union strike leader discovers he is gay; a prostitute falls in love with one of her clients; a family cannot cope with the fact that their daughter is illegitimately pregnant. Written by Serdar Yegulalp <syegul@ix.netcom.com>

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The Novel That Shocked The World Is Now A Movie.

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$186,489, 6 May 1990, Limited Release

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$1,730,005
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This major motion picture's opening title card reads: "BROOKLYN 1952". See more »

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Referenced in Melrose Place: Last Exit to Ohio (1997) See more »

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Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
Written by Laurie Tate & Joe Morris
Performed by Joe Morris
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A GEM OF A MOVIE!
29 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Last Exit to Brooklyn is a great flick. It's brutal, dark, funny as heck at times, and in the end uplifting. Watching this movie it was hard to imagine this was based on a book from the 50's. A book which explores homosexuality, prostitution, sexual confusion would seem to be almost unheard of subjects in the uptight, Leave It To Beaver 1950's. People who put down this film don't know what they're talking about. The author of the book this movie was based on said himself he thought this was one great adaptation of his novel. And he was sure right. Folks who can handle the dark, brutal films of David Lynch, the Coen Brothers and Tarantino, Scorsese, Kubrick, Hartley and Fosse will dig this movie. But if "You've Got Mail" is your idea fo a great rental, you won't like it a bit. It's just as well, a lot of great, cool films aren't for everyone.


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