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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.

Director:

Michael Corrente

Writer:

Terence Winter

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulo Araujo ... Young Michael
Daniel Tay ... Young Bobby
Ty Thomas Reed ... Young Carmine (as Ty Reed)
Brian O'Neill ... Priest
Alec Baldwin ... Caesar
Scott Caan ... Carmine Mancuso
Jerry Ferrara ... Bobby Canzoneri
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Michael Turner
Mena Suvari ... Ellen
Alexa Havins ... Blonde
Christian Maelen ... Gino
Chris Caldovino ... Philly Cabrese
John Cenatiempo ... Bouncer #1
Tony Devon ... Joe The Gambler
Staci Rudnitsky Staci Rudnitsky ... Allison
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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

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2009 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Nailed Right In See more »

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Box Office

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During production, the working title of the film was "Nailed Right In". See more »

Goofs

Wheh Carmine is walking down the sidewalk to the store, a lady comes out of the front door. When Carmine starts to close the door you can see the cameraman's reflection off of the glass. See more »

Connections

References Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Let It Whip
Written by J. Reginald Andrews, Ndugu Chancler (as Leon Ndugu Chancler)
Performed by Dazz Band
Courtesy of Motown Records
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don't let the high ratings fool you
10 June 2007 | by lilmoneySee all my reviews

seriously, this is one of the worst movies I've seen in a while. so bad I felt compelled to post a comment here for the first time. I trusted the above 7+ IMDb rating this movie had. big mistake. from the excessive narration to the utter lack of an original plot line, this movie was just terrible. and the narrator is freddie prinz jr. need I say more? you can't compare this to brooklyn's version of a Bronx Tale, because A Bronx Tale was actually a decent movie. the best thing about it is the brooklyn/manhattan backdrop. second best was scott caan. even alec baldwin was a bit of a disappointment, maybe because we were hoping he could save the film. he couldn't. save your money and netflix this only if you're desperate.


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