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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

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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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Details

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

The credits list a soundtrack album on Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records, but it was never released. 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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Soundtracks

Get Into It
Written by Arthur Baker & Eric Beal
Published by Shakin' Baker Music (BMI)/Almo Irving Music (BMI)
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Earnest, flawed, but respectable debut effort
29 May 2000 | by pwmosesSee all my reviews

This film has many flaws, but many strengths as well. Many luminaries in the film industry have openly criticized this film. I feel much of this is unjustified, because a lot was done on a miniscule budget here. There is also a great performance in George T. Odom's portrayal of the fed up father who has been beaten down by racism. Anyone who has grown up in a low income household can relate to that situation. The ending is sad and real. Also especially noteworthy is Harold Wheeler's excellent and despondent musical score.


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