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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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Michael Corrente

Writer:

Terence Winter

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulo Araujo ... Young Michael
Daniel Tay 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
Staci Rudnitsky Staci Rudnitsky ... Allison
Annie Golden ... 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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Taglines:

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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Trivia

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 »

Connections

References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

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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These guys must be promoting the movie
18 May 2007 | by sammybaldwinSee all my reviews

From the dialogue to the soundtrack, I felt like this movie was grabbing from other classic mob movies.

There were even direct quotes! ex: a conversation between freddie prinze jr and scott cahn about whether or not it was better to be loved or feared... come on! ... It was like listening to fingernails going down a chalkboard to here these two guys butchering one of the great mob movie moments between Sonny & C in A Bronx Tale.

The dramatic role was clearly too much for Freddie to handle. Scott Cahn and Alec Baldwin were bright spots, but there were too many other awkward moments that seemed like a collision between your typical romantic comedy and a bad mob movie.

If you're going to use the Stones in a mob movie soundtrack... at least pick songs that have not been used in other mob movies.

Don't waste your money and pay to see this in the theater. Its a rental.


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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, 13 May 2007

Gross USA:

$458,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$458,232
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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