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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,918, 27 May 1991

Gross USA:

$2,712,293

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,712,293
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in the winter of 1990. 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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Alternate Versions

Emmitt H Thrower played the role of Father of Larry. Scenes cut from movie. See more »


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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
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Excellent movie worth seeing
30 January 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

Being from NY originally, one often drives by the Red Hook section, this film doesn't skim the surface, everyone should see it.

While it was a low budget film, the acting is first-rate. George Odom is the father, I also thought the mother was realistically portrayed by Ann D. Sanders... as a woman who simply has no options, and is worried about her son and daughter. When she tries to get help from the employment agency, we see the hypocrisy of the counselor, telling her to get help, when she clearly has no intention of offering help.

Larry Gilliard Jr. is excellent as Dennis (he also had a recent role in "The Machinist", with Christian Bale, where he was quite good). This movie is worth seeing because you feel for the characters, it is not just gratuitous violence, and deals with the mindset of the characters.

Hopefully, Matty Rich will make more movies of this genre. Highly recommended.


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