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Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)

R | | Crime, Drama | June 1991 (USA)
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A young man living in poverty makes a plan to rob a drug dealer and change the life of his family.

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Matty Rich

Writer:

Matty Rich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George T. Odom ... Ray Brown
Ann D. Sanders Ann D. Sanders ... Frankie Brown
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Dennis Brown (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Barbara Sanon Barbara Sanon ... Carolyn Brown
Reana E. Drummond Reana E. Drummond ... Shirley
Matty Rich Matty Rich ... Larry
Mark Malone Mark Malone ... Kevin
Ali A. Wahhab Ali A. Wahhab ... Luther (as Ali Shahid Abdul Wahhab)
Joseph A. Thomas Joseph A. Thomas ... Saledene
James McFadden James McFadden ... James
Dorise Black Dorise Black ... Ms. Walker
Robert N. Nash Robert N. Nash ... Skeet
Fran Sperling Fran Sperling ... Sarah
Billy R. Billy R. ... Gas Station Customer
Joseph Pampillonia Joseph Pampillonia ... Gas Station Manager (as Joseph Pillonia)
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Storyline

A young man living in poverty makes a plan to rob a drug dealer and change the life of his family.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egyenesen Brooklynból See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,712,293
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Begun by director Matty Rich when he was only 17. See more »

Goofs

Principal character's parents' argument clearly indicates that the film was "flipped" to achieve proper eye-line match. Unfortunately, a large wound on the mother's face (from earlier abuse) changes from one side of her face to the other. See more »

Quotes

Ray Brown: What you been doing? Fucking Shirley?
Dennis: Yes.
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Are You Really Real?
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Published by T-Boy Music/Natural Born Thing Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Full Force for Full Force Productions
Written by Trisco Pearson / Travis Milner / Harold Lee
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Good debut for small budget film.
20 November 2000 | by heilbornSee all my reviews

This film boasts credible performances by the cast, including some powerful moments. The pacing is uneven at times, almost, but not convincingly, giving it a cinema verite feel. The makeup for the battered wife is obvious to distraction. It is certainly worth viewing, but one has to do so without comparing it to something a large studio would distribute. I would love to see what Matty Rich might produce with a larger budget.


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