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William James Stiggers Jr.,
Ernest R. Dickerson
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
James Earl Jones
Mario Van Peebles
A young man living in poverty makes a plan to rob a drug dealer and change the life of his family.
June 1991 (USA)
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Gross USA: $2,712,293
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
To raise financing for his film, Matty Rich
went on a local radio station in Brooklyn, asking for pledges. The next day about 50 people showed up and he raised $77,000 in the space of 20 minutes. See more
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
If I find out you've been doing anything in the street, I am going to kick your ass.
Referenced in Cinefile: Made in the USA
Straight Out of Brooklyn (Hip-Hop)
Performed by The East New York Connection
Produced, Written, Arranged and Composed by Daddy-O
Additional Writers: M.C. Watchout / Rob n' the Rich / King Shabbaz
Production Consultant: Arthur Baker See more