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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.







Cast overview, first billed only:
... 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


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


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 May 2009 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Nailed Right In  »


Box Office


$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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Though the film is set in 1985, the trailer depicts an NYC street sign colored white on green. Until 1990, each borough's street signs had different color schemes. Manhattan was black on yellow, for instance, while Brooklyn was white on black. See more »


References Double Indemnity (1944) See more »


You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Written by Pete Burns, Stephen Coy, Timothy Lever, Michael Percy
Performed by Dead or Alive
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (U.K.) Ltd.
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Great film. Instant classic of the coming of age genre
31 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Went to a screening last night and was blown away. Michael Corrente is the kind of director that is in short supply these days. With all the garbage coming out of Hollywood, he has resisted the temptation to head west and make more $ and has instead stuck to his roots. Brooklyn Rules is a powerful independent film with a very realistic take on the coming of age genre. The cast is top notch. The stars and supporting characters ring incredibly true. I'm not going to list all the names (and there are some of the top actors out there) but just look at the credits and know that each of the actors did some of his/her best work to date. Scenes of the three best friends growing together are inter-cut with elements of harrowing violence and blossoming love. The total effect is one that left me wondering why so few films have the balance of Brooklyn Rules. So many are all out in one direction. Hyper violence- or total sex for 90 minutes. This movie has classical composition and pacing yet is completely original in it's own way. A harrowing portrait of learning the horrors of the modern city life. The soundtrack is amazing on its own. Kudos to all involved- Great job!

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