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Brooklyn Rules (2007)

R | | Crime, Drama | 28 May 2009 (Israel)
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Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.

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... Young Michael
... Young Bobby
... Young Carmine (as Ty Reed)
... Priest
... Caesar
... Carmine Mancuso
... Bobby Canzoneri
... Michael Turner
... Ellen
... Blonde
... Gino
... Philly Cabrese
... Joe The Gambler
Staci Rudnitsky ... Allison
... Dottie
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Storyline

Michael 'Mike' Turner is handsome, bright, a resourceful law student and perfect gentleman. Mike were perfect hadn't he been born in late 20th century Brooklyn, a New York borough dominated by the mob, in his case Carmine Mancuso, who luckily chooses to protect bright Mike, even against mob ruffian Gino, and his two inseparable buddies. Cocky Carmine Mancuso actually chooses to join the bloody business, sparing only his youth friends. Third mate Bobby Canzoneri, whose equally dumb parents hosted the gang as kids, naively aims no higher then tenure in the US Post. Yet Bobby ends up dead when a mob war erupts. Written by KGF Vissers

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Not made to be broken

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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28 May 2009 (Israel)  »

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Nailed Right In  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,811, 11 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$398,420, 8 July 2007
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During production, the working title of the film was "Nailed Right In". See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, the kids are walking on the beach and find a body. That beach is in Staten Island, not Brooklyn. The Belt Parkway runs along the shore of Brooklyn near the Verrazzano Bridge, which is visible in the background. See more »

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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Sympathy For The Devil
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
By Arrangement with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
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A Classic Timepiece
21 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

What a movie! It is like a Bronx Tale meets Stand By Me. A Romeo & Juliet/ West Side Story Combo. From the streets of Brooklyn to the streets of Manhattan. Three friends follow their dream. One follows the path of the street; the wannabe gangster. Another follows the path out of the streets/college. And one lost soul is just happy to be the blue collar regular guy. A love story; a story about friendship and loyalty. Freddie Prinze Jr. is fantastic; as is Mena Suvari. Scott Caan reminds us so much of his father in this role. Jerry Ferrara's break out big screen role. Michael Corrente outdid himself with this masterpiece. He has Alec Baldwin back in another good role. And check out the non-speaking doorman; his expressions are priceless. A must see film!


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